Rainton Meadows Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Ward vs Cantillano?
Thomas Patrick Ward beat Lesther Cantillano by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 10th March 2018 at Rainton Meadows Arena in Tyne and Wear.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 6 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Ward vs Cantillano stats
Thomas Patrick Ward stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lesther Cantillano made his way to the ring with a record of 3 wins, 12 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Cantillano had a massive power advantage over Ward, boosting at 67% knock out percentage over Ward's 9%.
Thomas Patrick Ward was the younger man by 3 years, at 26 years old.
Both Thomas Patrick Ward & Lesther Cantillano fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ward was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years and 10 months earlier than Cantillano, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 45 more professional rounds, 191 to Cantillano's 146.
Ward vs Cantillano form
Ward remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Tom Tran on 13th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Alvaro Rodriguez on 27th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Rainton Meadows Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Going into that contest, he had won against Lesther Cantillano on 10th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Rainton Meadows Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Before that, he had beat Sean Davis on 11th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Bantamweight championship fight at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear.
He had defeated Jazza Dickens on 13th May 2017 by technical decision in their BBBOC British Super Bantamweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Cantillano had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Marian Marius Istrate on 16th February 2019 by points in the 4th round at Pabellón Los Salesianos, Aragón, Spain.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Salvador Baron on 24th November 2018 by points in the 4th round at Gimnasio This is Fight Club, Andalucía.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Boy Jones on 20th October 2018 by points in the 6th round at Brentwood Centre, Essex, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had been beaten by Kerstin Brown on 22nd September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Corradino Sports Pavilion, Paola, Malta.
Hehad lost to Ryan Wheeler on 8th June 2018 by points in the 8th round at Dolman Exhibition Hall, Bristol City FC, Avon, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Lesther Cantillano had been fighting more than Thomas Patrick Ward.
Going to this contest, Thomas Patrick Ward had last fought 2 years, 6 months and 28 days ago, while Lesther Cantillano's last outing had been 2 years, 2 months and 25 days ago.
Ward's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Cantillano's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Ward vs Cantillano?
Thomas Patrick Ward was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Lesther Cantillano made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.