Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Smith vs Thorley?
Chris Billam-Smith beat Nathan Thorley by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Friday 7th August 2020 at Matchroom Fight Camp in Essex.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Terri Harper beating Natasha Jonas. Also, on the undercard Anthony Fowler defeated Adam Harper.
Smith vs Thorley stats
Chris Billam-Smith stepped into the ring with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Nathan Thorley made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Billam Smith had a massive power advantage over Thorley, boosting at 90% knock out percentage over Thorley's 43%.
Chris Billam-Smith was the older man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Thorley had a height advantage of 1 inch over Billam Smith.
Both Chris Billam-Smith & Nathan Thorley fought out of an orthodox stance.
Billam Smith was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 6 months later than Thorley, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 17 more professional rounds, 71 to Thorley's 54.
Chris Billam-Smith went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBA at cruiserweight.
Smith vs Thorley form
Chris Billam-Smith had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Nathan Thorley on 7th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Craig Glover on 23rd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Richard Riakporhe on 20th July 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Yassine Habachi on 10th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Nottingham Arena, Nottinghamshire.
He had won against Kent Kauppinen on 15th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at O2 Academy, Dorset.
Billam Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What time did Smith vs Thorley start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Smith vs Thorley?
Chris Billam-Smith was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Nathan Thorley made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.