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 5 years, at 33 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 29 less professional rounds, 160 to Hyland's 189.
Russell Jr's last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 11 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.5 rounds on average.
Hyland's last 3 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 2 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 26 days. 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.