VS
May 04 2019
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

12 round contest @ Super Middleweight
Bilal Akkawy
Akkawy
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27-4-0
TKO 3
TKO 3
20-0-1

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Vacant WBA Interim World Super Middleweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
26
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
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Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOKOKOSDUD
Form
TKOTKOUDUDKO
27
Wins
20
15
By KO
16
56
KO%
80
4
Loses
0
0
Draws
1
2010
Debut
2011

Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight

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The Ring
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1
WBA
4
10
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
12
IBF
10

John Ryder vs Bilal Akkawy report


Who won Ryder vs Akkawy?

John Ryder beat Bilal Akkawy by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday, May 4th, 2019, at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 kg).

This contest was for the vacant WBA super middleweight championship of the world.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez beating Daniel Jacobs for the IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship. Also on the undercard Lamont Roach defeated Jonathan Oquendo, Vergil Ortiz Jr was victorious over Mauricio Herrera, and Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz beat Freddy Fonseca.

Ryder vs Akkawy stats

Back in May 2019, John Ryder stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 4 losses, and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Bilal Akkawy made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 20 wins and 1 draw, with 16 of those by knockout.

The stats suggested Akkawy had a large advantage in power over Ryder, boasting a 80% knockout percentage compared to Ryder's 56%.

John Ryder was the older man by 4 years, at 30 years old.

Akkawy had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ryder.

John Ryder fought out of the southpaw stance, while Bilal Akkawy was an orthodox fighter.

Ryder was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 8 months earlier than Akkawy, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 167 more professional rounds, totaling 254 compared to Akkawy's 87.

John Ryder went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 10 by the WBC, and 12 by the IBF at super middleweight.

Bilal Akkawy was ranked number 4 by the WBA, and 10 by the IBF in the 168lb division.

Ryder vs Akkawy form

Ryder had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Andrey Sirotkin on October 27, 2018, by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had defeated Jamie Cox on May 5, 2018, by knockout in the 2nd round at The O2 Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Patrick Nielsen on October 14, 2017, by knockout in the 5th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

Before that, he had been beaten by Rocky Fielding on April 22, 2017, by split decision in their BBBOC British Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.

He had won against Adam Etches on February 4, 2017, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Olympia, Kensington.

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Ryder's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 3 months, which means he had been fighting approximately every 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

What time did Ryder vs Akkawy start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Ryder vs Akkawy?

Ryder vs Akkawy was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Action.

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