The VenueUCF, Orlando, United States
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Scott vs Thompson?
Malik Scott beat Tony Thompson by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Friday 30th October 2015 at The Venue at UCF in Orlando.
The scorecards were announced as 98-91, 96-93, 95-94 in favor of winner Malik Scott.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Scott vs Thompson stats
Malik Scott stepped into the ring with a record of 37 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tony Thompson made his way to the ring with a record of 40 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 27 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Thompson had a massive power advantage over Scott, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Scott's 35%.
Malik Scott was the younger man by 9 years, at 41 years old.
Thompson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Scott. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Malik Scott fought out of the orthodox stance, while Tony Thompson was a southpaw.
Scott's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Thompson's, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2000, 9 months later than Thompson, whose first professional fight was in 2000. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 256 to Thompson's 252.
Scott's last 2 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 years, 1 month and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Scott vs Thompson?
Malik Scott was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Tony Thompson made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.