Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi, India
Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Singh vs Hope?
Vijender Singh beat Kerry Hope by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 16th July 2016 at Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi.
The scorecards were announced as 98-92, 100-90, 98-92 in favor of winner Vijender Singh.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
Singh vs Hope stats
Vijender Singh stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 6 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kerry Hope made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Singh had a massive power advantage over Hope, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Hope's 9%.
Vijender Singh was the younger man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Singh had a height advantage of 2 inches over Hope.
Vijender Singh fought out of the orthodox stance, while Kerry Hope was a southpaw.
Singh was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 24 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 10 year and 8 months later than Hope, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 260 less professional rounds, 62 to Hope's 322.
Singh's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Singh vs Hope?
Vijender Singh was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Kerry Hope made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.