Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, United States
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Russell Jr vs Hyland?
Gary Russell Jr beat Patrick Hyland by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 16th April 2016 at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the WBC featherweight championship of the world.
Russell Jr vs Hyland stats
Gary Russell Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Patrick Hyland made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Russell Jr had a slight advantage in power over Hyland, with a 58% knock out percentage over Hyland's 48%.
Gary Russell Jr was the younger man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Hyland had a height advantage of 3 inches over Russell Jr.
Gary Russell Jr fought out of the southpaw stance, while Patrick Hyland was an orthodox fighter.
Russell Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 year and 3 months later than Hyland, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 172 to Hyland's 189.
Russell Jr vs Hyland form
Russell Jr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Oscar Escandon on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.
Going into that contest, he had beat Patrick Hyland on 16th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
Before that, he had won against Jhonny Gonzalez on 28th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
He had beat Christopher Martin on 20th December 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton.
Russell Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 7 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
Hyland's last 3 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 9 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Russell Jr vs Hyland?
Gary Russell Jr was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Patrick Hyland made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.