Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Dickens vs Walsh?
Jazza Dickens beat Ryan Walsh by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 at Production Park Studios in Yorkshire.
The scorecards were announced as 97-94, 98-93, 96-94 in favor of winner Jazza Dickens.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Also, on the undercard Ricards Bolotniks beat Serge Michel and Daniel Egbunike was overcome by Harlem Eubank.
Dickens vs Walsh stats
Jazza Dickens stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ryan Walsh made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Walsh had a slight advantage in power over Dickens, with a 46% knock out percentage over Dickens' 38%.
Jazza Dickens was the younger man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Jazza Dickens fought out of the southpaw stance, while Ryan Walsh was an orthodox fighter.
Dickens was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 year and 11 months later than Walsh, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 197 to Walsh's 214.
Jazza Dickens went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBC, 12 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at featherweight.
Ryan Walsh was ranked number 14 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 9 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Dickens vs Walsh form
Jazza Dickens had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Leigh Wood on 21st February 2020 by majority decision in their CBC Commonwealth Featherweight championship fight at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Carlos Ramos on 4th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Nathaniel May on 12th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Olympia, Merseyside.
Before that, he had been beaten by Thomas Patrick Ward on 13th May 2017 by technical decision in their BBBOC British Super Bantamweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
He had lost to Guillermo Rigondeaux on 16th July 2016 by technical decision in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff.
Walsh had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Tyrone McCullagh on 21st February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Hairon Socarras on 4th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at York Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Lewis Paulin on 28th June 2019 by split decision in their BBBOC British Featherweight championship fight at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had defeated Reece Bellotti on 22nd December 2018 by split decision in their BBBOC British Featherweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Hehad drawn with Isaac Lowe on 17th February 2018 by split draw in their BBBOC British Featherweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ryan Walsh had been fighting more than Jazza Dickens.
Going to this contest, Jazza Dickens had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 25 days ago, while Ryan Walsh's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 25 days ago.
Dickens' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 10 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
Walsh's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Dickens vs Walsh start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at Production Park Studios, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Dickens vs Walsh?
Jazza Dickens was a 9/10 (-111) underdog going into the contest, while Ryan Walsh made his way into the ring at 9/10 (-111) with oddsmakers.