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Who won Ritson vs Vazquez?
Lewis Ritson beat Miguel Vazquez by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 17th October 2020 at Newcastle Arena in Tyne and Wear.
The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 113-116, 117-111 in favor of winner Lewis Ritson.
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 Essomba.
Ritson vs Vazquez stats
Lewis Ritson stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Miguel Vazquez made his way to the ring with a record of 42 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ritson had a large advantage in power over Vazquez, boosting at 60% knock out percentage over Vazquez's 38%.
Lewis Ritson was the younger man by 7 years, at 27 years old.
Both Lewis Ritson & Miguel Vazquez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ritson was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 30 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 9 year and 2 months later than Vazquez, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 256 less professional rounds, 126 to Vazquez's 382.
Lewis Ritson went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 13 by the WBC and 8 by the IBF at super lightweight.
Ritson vs Vazquez form
Ritson had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Robbie Davies Jnr on 19th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marek Jedrzejewski on 2nd August 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Exhibition Centre, Merseyside.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had won against Scott Cardle on 24th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their BBBOC British Lightweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Vazquez had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Ohara Davies on 28th June 2019 by points in the 10th round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had lost to Thulani Mbenge on 8th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Josh Taylor on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 9th round at Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Daniel Ruiz on 2nd September 2017 by knockout in the 4th round at Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico.
Hehad defeated Javier Mercado on 1st July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Arena Chololo Larios, Jalisco.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Lewis Ritson had been fighting more than Miguel Vazquez.
Going to this contest, Lewis Ritson had last fought 1 year, 9 months and 17 days ago, while Miguel Vazquez's last outing had been 2 years, 1 month and 8 days ago.
Ritson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Vazquez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Ritson vs Vazquez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Newcastle 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 Vazquez?
Lewis Ritson was a 11/25 (-227) favourite going into the contest, while Miguel Vazquez made his way into the ring at 111/20 (+555) with oddsmakers.