Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, United States
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Ruiz Jr vs Lawrence?
Andy Ruiz Jr beat Franklin Lawrence by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 10th September 2016 at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore.
The scorecards were announced as 100-90, 99-91, 99-91 in favor of winner Andy Ruiz Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Ruiz Jr vs Lawrence stats
Back in September 2016, Andy Ruiz Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 28 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Franklin Lawrence made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lawrence had a slight advantage in power over Ruiz Jr, with a 76% knock out percentage over Ruiz Jr's 68%.
Andy Ruiz Jr was the younger man by 14 years, at 27 years old.
Both Andy Ruiz Jr & Franklin Lawrence fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ruiz Jr was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 year and 5 months later than Lawrence, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 64 more professional rounds, 187 to Lawrence's 123.
Ruiz Jr vs Lawrence form
Ruiz Jr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Josh Gormley on 16th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Masonic Temple, Detroit, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ray Austin on 14th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Raphael Zumbano Love on 24th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at CenturyLink Center, Omaha.
Before that, he had won against Joell Godfrey on 26th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore.
He had beat Siarhei Liakhovich on 20th December 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Celebrity Theater, Phoenix.
Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
What time did Ruiz Jr vs Lawrence start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Ruiz Jr vs Lawrence?
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