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Who won Tennyson vs Straffon?
Jovanni Straffon beat James Tennyson by technical knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 1st May 2021 at Manchester Arena in Lancashire.
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 Dereck Chisora losing to Joseph Parker. Also, on the undercard Dmitry Bivol beat Craig Richards for the WBA Super World Light Heavyweight belt, Katie Taylor defeated Natasha Jonas and Chris Eubank Jr was victorious over Marcus Morrison.
Tennyson vs Straffon stats
James Tennyson stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jovanni Straffon made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tennyson had advantage in power over Straffon, with a 86% knock out percentage over Straffon's 70%.
James Tennyson was the older man by 27 years, at 27 years old.
Tennyson had a height advantage of 2 inches over Straffon.
James Tennyson fought out of the orthodox stance, while Jovanni Straffon was a southpaw.
Tennyson was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 8 year and 8 months later than Straffon, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 57 less professional rounds, 107 to Straffon's 164.
James Tennyson went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBA, 6 by the WBO and 13 by the IBF at lightweight.
Tennyson vs Straffon form
James Tennyson had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat 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 beat 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 won against 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 beat 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 and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 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 Straffon start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:05 PM BST at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom, which was 1:05 PM EST or 10:05 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Tennyson vs Straffon?
James Tennyson was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Jovanni Straffon made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.