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Who won Taylor vs Martin?
Josh Taylor beat Ryan Martin by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at The SSE Hydro in Scotland.
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 was a quarter final of the World Boxing Super Series.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Ryan Burnett losing to Nonito Donaire for the WBA Super World Bantamweight championship. Also, on the undercard Zach Parker beat Darryll Williams for the BBBOC British Super Middleweight belt.
Taylor vs Martin stats
Josh Taylor stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ryan Martin made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 22 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Taylor had a large advantage in power over Martin, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Martin's 55%.
Josh Taylor was the older man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Martin had a height advantage of 1 inch over Taylor.
Josh Taylor fought out of the southpaw stance, while Ryan Martin was an orthodox fighter.
Taylor was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 10 months later than Martin, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 23 less professional rounds, 103 to Martin's 126.
Josh Taylor went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC, 9 by the WBO and 7 by the IBF at super lightweight.
Ryan Martin was ranked number 6 by the WBC and 8 by the IBF in the 140lb division.
Taylor vs Martin form
Taylor remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat 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 beat 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 won against 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 beat Ryan Martin on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
He had defeated Viktor Postol on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
Martin had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Breidis Prescott on 5th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Luis Eduardo Florez on 27th March 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at The Avalon, California.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Francisco Rojo on 16th September 2017 by split decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Marcos Jimenez on 30th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Hehad won against Bryant Cruz on 18th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Josh Taylor had been fighting more than Ryan Martin.
Going to this contest, Josh Taylor had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 7 days ago, while Ryan Martin's last outing had been 3 years, 6 months and 28 days ago.
Taylor's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Martin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Taylor vs Martin start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, 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 Taylor vs Martin?
Josh Taylor was a 11/100 (-909) favourite going into the contest, while Ryan Martin made his way into the ring at 651/100 (+651) with oddsmakers.