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Lewis Ritson vs Miguel Vazquez report
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 29 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 250 less professional rounds, 154 to Vazquez's 404.
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
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 been beaten by 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 lost to Josh Taylor on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 9th round at Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Daniel Ruiz on 2nd September 2017 by knockout in the 4th round at Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico.
He had beat Javier Mercado on 1st July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Arena Chololo Larios, Jalisco.
Ritson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.3 rounds on average.
Vazquez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 21 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.
Who broadcast Ritson vs Vazquez?
The DAZN show is expected to begin at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The Sky Sports Arena broadcast of the card is expected to start at 7:00 PM (GTM).
What were the odds on Ritson vs Vazquez?
Lewis Ritson was a 11/25 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Miguel Vazquez made his way into the ring at 111/20 (+560) with oddsmakers.
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