Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Taylor vs Khongsong?
Josh Taylor beat Apinan Kongsong by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 26th September 2020 at BT Sport Studio in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This contest was for the unified super lightweight championship of the world, with the WBA & IBF belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Charlie Edwards beat Kyle Williams and David Oliver Joyce was overcome by Ionut Baluta.
Taylor vs Khongsong stats
Josh Taylor stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Apinan Kongsong made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Kongsong had a slight advantage in power over Taylor, with a 81% knock out percentage over Taylor's 75%.
Josh Taylor was the older man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Josh Taylor fought out of the southpaw stance, while Apinan Kongsong was an orthodox fighter.
Taylor was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2015, 10 months earlier than Kongsong, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 40 more professional rounds, 103 to Kongsong's 63.
Apinan Kongsong was ranked number 13 by the WBA and 1 by the IBF in the 140lb division.
Taylor vs Khongsong form
Taylor remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Apinan Kongsong on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight and IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Regis Prograis on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ivan Baranchyk on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
Before that, he had won against Ryan Martin on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
He had beat Viktor Postol on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
Taylor's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Taylor vs Khongsong start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:30 PM BST at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:30 PM EST or 2:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Taylor vs Khongsong?
Josh Taylor was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Apinan Kongsong made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.