Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Ritson vs Ponce?
Jeremias Ponce beat Lewis Ritson by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 12th June 2021 at Eagles Community Arena in Tyne and Wear.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Ward vs Mercado.
Ritson vs Ponce stats
Back in June 2021, Lewis Ritson stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jeremias Ponce made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 27 wins and 0 draws, with 17 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Ponce had a slight advantage in power over Ritson, with a 63% knock out percentage over Ritson's 57%.
Lewis Ritson was the older man by 3 years, at 28 years old.
Ponce had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ritson.
Both Lewis Ritson & Jeremias Ponce fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ritson was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 8 year and 10 months later than Ponce, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 154 to Ponce's 155.
Lewis Ritson went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 12 by the WBC, 11 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF at super lightweight.
Jeremias Ponce was ranked number 5 by the IBF in the 140lb division.
Ritson vs Ponce form
Ritson had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Miguel Vazquez on 17th October 2020 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Robbie Davies Jnr on 19th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Going into that contest, he had beat Marek Jedrzejewski on 2nd August 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Exhibition Centre, Merseyside.
Before that, he had been beaten by Francesco Patera on 13th October 2018 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear.
He had won against Paul Hyland Jnr on 16th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their BBBOC British Lightweight championship fight at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Ritson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
Ponce's last 2 fights had come over a period of 6 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.5 rounds on average.
What time did Ritson vs Ponce start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Eagles Community Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Ritson vs Ponce?
Lewis Ritson was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Jeremias Ponce made his way into the ring at 19/10 (+190) with oddsmakers.