Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Walsh vs Bellotti?
Ryan Walsh beat Reece Bellotti by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 22nd December 2018 at The O2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112 in favor of winner Ryan Walsh.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Dillian Whyte beating Derek Chisora. Also, on the undercard Cristofer Rosales was overcome by Charlie Edwards for the WBC World Flyweight belt, Joshua Buatsi was victorious over Renold Quinlan and David Price beat Tom Little.
Walsh vs Bellotti stats
Back in December 2018, Ryan Walsh stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Reece Bellotti made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Bellotti had a massive power advantage over Walsh, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Walsh's 50%.
Ryan Walsh was the older man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Both Ryan Walsh & Reece Bellotti fought out of an orthodox stance.
Walsh was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 7 years and 3 months earlier than Bellotti, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 87 more professional rounds, 232 to Bellotti's 145.
Ryan Walsh went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBO at featherweight.
Walsh vs Bellotti form
Ryan Walsh had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with Isaac Lowe on 17th February 2018 by split draw in their BBBOC British Featherweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marco McCullough on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their BBBOC British Featherweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Dennis Ceylan on 15th October 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Nord, Frederikshavn, Denmark.
Before that, he had beat James Tennyson on 30th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their BBBOC British Featherweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had won against Darren Traynor on 22nd January 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their BBBOC British Featherweight championship fight at York Hall, London.
Walsh's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Walsh vs Bellotti start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM GMT at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Walsh vs Bellotti?
Walsh vs Bellotti was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK.
What were the odds on Walsh vs Bellotti?
Ryan Walsh was a 33/50 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while Reece Bellotti made his way into the ring at 141/100 (+140) with oddsmakers.