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Liam Walsh vs Maxi Hughes report
Who won Walsh vs Hughes?
Liam Walsh beat Maxi Hughes by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 9th November 2019 at York Hall in London.
The scorecards were announced as 97-93, 98-92, 96-94 in favor of winner Liam Walsh.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Also, on the undercard Michael McKinson was victorious over Luis Alberto Veron and Chantelle Cameron beat Anahi Esther Sanchez.
Walsh vs Hughes stats
Liam Walsh stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Maxi Hughes made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 4 loses and 2 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Walsh had a massive power advantage over Hughes, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Hughes' 21%.
Liam Walsh was the older man by 4 years, at 37 years old.
Both Liam Walsh & Maxi Hughes fought out of a southpaw stance.
Walsh was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Hughes, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 79 less professional rounds, 152 to Hughes' 231.
Walsh vs Hughes form
Walsh had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Andrey Klimov on 8th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Harrow Leisure Centre, Harrow, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Troy James on 30th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their BBBOC British Super Featherweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Isaias Santos Sampaio on 11th July 2015 by knockout in the 6th round at Velodrome, Manchester.
Before that, he had defeated Joe Murray on 28th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their BBBOC British Super Featherweight and CBC Commonwealth Super Featherweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
He had won against Gary Sykes on 29th November 2014 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Featherweight and CBC Commonwealth Super Featherweight championship fight at ExCel Arena, London.
Hughes 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 defeated Kieron McLaren on 6th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Doncaster Dome, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Sam Bowen on 14th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their BBBOC British Super Featherweight championship fight at King Power Stadium (Leicester City FC), Leicestershire.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Fonz Alexander on 16th April 2016 by points in the 6th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Before that, he had beat James Fryers on 6th February 2016 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Europa Hotel, Belfast.
He had won against Abdon Cesar on 23rd October 2015 by points in the 6th round at Devonshire Dome, Buxton.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Maxi Hughes had been fighting more than Liam Walsh.
Going to this contest, Liam Walsh had last fought 6 years, 7 months and 28 days ago, while Maxi Hughes' last outing had been 3 years, 10 months and 30 days ago.
Walsh's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 6 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Hughes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 7 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Walsh vs Hughes start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM GMT at York Hall, London, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Walsh vs Hughes?
The ESPN+ show is expected to begin at 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST. The YouTube UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 8:00 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Walsh vs Hughes?
Liam Walsh was a 7/100 (-1400) favourite going into the contest, while Maxi Hughes made his way into the ring at 13/2 (+650) with oddsmakers.
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