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When is Thompson vs Watkins?
Jordan Thompson is set to fight Luke Watkins on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff in Cardiff.
The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit will be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This fight will appear on the undercard of Joe Cordina's and Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov's clash for the IBF World Junior Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard will be Gavin Gwynne's and Craig Woodruff's fight for the BBBOC British Lightweight belt, Sandy Ryan's and Marie Pier Houle's contest and Zelfa Barrett's and Alex Dilmaghani's bout.
Thompson vs Watkins stats
Jordan Thompson steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Luke Watkins will make his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Thompson has a slight advantage in power over Watkins, with a 79% knock out percentage over Watkins' 69%.
Jordan Thompson is the younger man by 4 years, at 29 years old.
Thompson has a height advantage of 5 inches over Watkins.
Both Jordan Thompson & Luke Watkins fight out of an orthodox stance.
Thompson is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 2 months later than Watkins, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 56 less professional rounds, 35 to Watkins' 91.
Jordan Thompson goes into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBO at cruiserweight.
Thompson vs Watkins form
Thompson remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Vasil Ducar on 6th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mariano Angel Gudino on 16th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had beat Piotr Budziszewski on 18th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had won against Piotr Podlucki on 30th October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at O2 Arena, Greenwich.
He had beat Istvan Orsos on 18th November 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hilton Hotel, Mayfair.
Thompson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Watkins' last 2 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.5 rounds on average.
What time does Thompson vs Watkins start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 6:30 PM BST at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, which is 1:30 PM EST or 10:30 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who is showing Thompson vs Watkins?
Thompson vs Watkins will be broadcast on DAZN Global in the UK, while the fight will be broadcast in the United States by DAZN.
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