Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Lightweight
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 took place over 1 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.
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 3 years, at 27 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 15 more professional rounds, 106 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 in the 135lb division.
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 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, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Craig Evans on 23rd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round at O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Martin Joseph Ward on 5th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had won against Arnoldo Solano on 3rd February 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Europa Hotel, Northern Ireland.
Tennyson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 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.
Who broadcast Tennyson vs Reilly?
Tennyson vs Reilly was broadcast on Sky Sports Arena in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.