Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Thomas vs Joyce?
Joe Joyce beat Lenroy Thomas by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 5th May 2018 at The O2 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Tony Bellew beating David Haye. Also, on the undercard Paul Butler lost to Emmanuel Rodriguez for the IBF World Bantamweight belt, Martin Joseph Ward was overcome by James Tennyson and John Ryder was victorious over Jamie Cox.
Thomas vs Joyce stats
Lenroy Thomas stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joe Joyce made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 3 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Joyce had a massive power advantage over Thomas, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Thomas' 45%.
Lenroy Thomas was the same age as Joe Joyce, at 37 years old.
Joyce had a height advantage of 4 inches over Thomas. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Lenroy Thomas fought out of the southpaw stance, while Joe Joyce was an orthodox fighter.
Thomas was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 24 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 11 years and 6 months earlier than Joyce, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 41 more professional rounds, 115 to Joyce's 74.
Thomas vs Joyce form
Joyce remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Christian Hammer on 2nd July 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Carlos Takam on 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Daniel Dubois on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 10th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London.
Before that, he had defeated Michael Wallisch on 25th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at BT Sport Studio, London.
He had won against Bryant Jennings on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
Thomas' last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
Joyce's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Thomas vs Joyce start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM BST at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Thomas vs Joyce?
Thomas vs Joyce was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK.
What were the odds on Thomas vs Joyce?
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