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Who won Tennyson vs Reilly?
James Tennyson beat Josh O’Reilly by technical knockout in the 1st round on Friday 4th December 2020 at Wembley Arena in London.
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 contest was for the WBA lightweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders beating Martin Murray for the WBO World Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Lerrone Richards beat Timo Laine and Shannon Courtenay defeated Dorota Norek.
Tennyson vs Reilly stats
James Tennyson stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Josh O’Reilly made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Tennyson had a massive power advantage over O Reilly, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over O Reilly's 38%.
James Tennyson was the younger man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
Both James Tennyson & Josh O’Reilly fought out of an orthodox stance.
Tennyson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 10 months earlier than O Reilly, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 107 to O Reilly's 91.
James Tennyson went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA, 7 by the WBO and 13 by the IBF at lightweight.
Josh O’Reilly was ranked number 7 by the WBA in the 135lb division.
Tennyson vs Reilly form
James Tennyson had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Josh O’Reilly on 4th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Lightweight eliminator fight at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Gavin Gwynne on 1st August 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their BBBOC British Lightweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
Going into that contest, he had beat Craig Evans on 23rd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round at O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had been beaten by Tevin Farmer on 20th October 2018 by knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at TD Garden, Massachusetts, United States.
He had won against Martin Joseph Ward on 5th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Tennyson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What time did Tennyson vs Reilly start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:55 PM GMT at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 4:55 PM EST or 1:55 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Tennyson vs Reilly?
James Tennyson was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Josh O’Reilly made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.