Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Smith vs Eggington?
Liam Smith beat Sam Eggington by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 30th March 2019 at Echo Arena in Liverpool.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
Also, on the undercard Joe Hughes was defeated by Robbie Davies Jnr for the BBBOC British Super Lightweight championship, Anthony Fowler lost to Scott Fitzgerald and David Price defeated Kash Ali.
Smith vs Eggington stats
Back in March 2019, Liam Smith stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sam Eggington made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Eggington had a slight advantage in power over Smith, with a 63% knock out percentage over Smith's 54%.
Liam Smith was the older man by 6 years, at 31 years old.
Eggington had a height advantage of 2 inches over Smith. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Liam Smith & Sam Eggington fought out of an orthodox stance.
Smith's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Eggington's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 years and 11 months earlier than Eggington, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 14 less professional rounds, 242 to Eggington's 256.
Liam Smith went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBO at super welterweight.
Smith vs Eggington form
Smith had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jaime Munguia on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Liam Williams on 11th November 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Liam Williams on 8th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on 17th September 2016 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Texas, United States.
He had defeated Predrag Radosevic on 4th June 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Sam Eggington had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Mohamed Mimoune on 7th October 2017 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Ceferino Rodriguez on 13th May 2017 by knockout in the 10th round at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, Afghanistan.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Paulie Malignaggi on 4th March 2017 by knockout in the 9th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Frankie Gavin on 22nd October 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK.
He had won against Daza Usher on 30th July 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sam Eggington had been fighting more than Liam Smith.
Going to this contest, Liam Smith had last fought 8 months and 9 days ago, while Sam Eggington's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 23 days ago.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Eggington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 8 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Smith vs Eggington start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Smith vs Eggington?
Liam Smith was a 7/100 (-1400) favourite going into the contest, while Sam Eggington made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.