Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, United States
Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Walsh vs Akale?
Sona Akale beat Nico Ali Walsh by majority decision in their 6 round contest on Saturday 26th August 2023 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa.
The scorecards were announced as 56-58, 57-57, 56-58 in favor of winner Sona Akale.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 6 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jared Anderson beating Andriy Rudenko. Also, on the undercard Bakhodir Jalolov beat Onoriode Ehwarieme and Efe Ajagba defeated Zhan Kossobutskiy.
Walsh vs Akale stats
Nico Ali Walsh stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Sona Akale made his way to the ring with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Nico Ali Walsh was the younger man by 13 years, at 23 years old.
Walsh had a height advantage of 5 inches over Akale.
Both Nico Ali Walsh & Sona Akale fought out of an orthodox stance.
Walsh was the less experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2021, 1 year and 9 months later than Akale, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 39 to Akale's 40.
Walsh vs Akale form
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with Danny Rosenberger on 20th May 2023 by split draw in their 8 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Eduardo Ayala on 3rd February 2023 by unanimous draw in their 6 round contest at Desert Diamond Arena, Glendale.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Billy Wagner on 29th October 2022 by unanimous draw in their 6 round contest at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
Before that, he had drawn with Reyes Sanchez on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.
He had drawn with Alejandro Ibarra on 30th April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.
Walsh's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 3 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
What time did Walsh vs Akale start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Walsh vs Akale?
Nico Ali Walsh was a 1/16 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Sona Akale made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Nico Ali Walsh - KO||50%|
|Nico Ali Walsh - Decision||50%|
Based on 2 Predictions