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Who won Straffon vs Hughes?
Maxi Hughes beat Jovanni Straffon by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 4th September 2021 at Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds.
The scorecards were announced as 107-120, 107-120, 109-119 in favor of winner Maxi Hughes.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Mauricio Lara beating Josh Warrington. Also, on the undercard Conor Benn beat Adrian Granados and Katie Taylor defeated Jennifer Han.
Straffon vs Hughes stats
Jovanni Straffon stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Maxi Hughes made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Straffon had a massive power advantage over Hughes, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Hughes' 22%.
Jovanni Straffon was the younger man by 31 years, at years old.
Both Jovanni Straffon & Maxi Hughes fought out of a southpaw stance.
Straffon was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in , 11 years earlier than Hughes, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 31 less professional rounds, 176 to Hughes' 207.
Jovanni Straffon went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA and 12 by the IBF at lightweight.
Maxi Hughes was ranked number 14 by the WBA in the 135lb division.
Straffon vs Hughes form
Hughes had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Paul Hyland Jnr on 19th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their BBBOC British Lightweight championship fight at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Viktor Kotochigov on 9th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Caesars Palace Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jono Carroll on 12th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at LS-Live, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Kris Pilkington on 22nd March 2020 by points in the 4th round at Doncaster Dome, Yorkshire.
Hehad been beaten by Liam Walsh on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London.
Hughes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Straffon vs Hughes start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM BST at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds, United Kingdom, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Straffon vs Hughes?
Jovanni Straffon was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Maxi Hughes made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.