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Who won Ward vs Essomba?
Thomas Patrick Ward drew with Thomas Essomba by technical draw in their 10 round contest on Saturday 17th October 2020 at East of England Arena in Cambridgeshire.
The scorecards were announced as 86-86, 85-88, 88-84, meaning it was a technical draw.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Lewis Ritson's and Miguel Vazquez's clash.
Ward vs Essomba stats
Thomas Patrick Ward stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 29 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Thomas Essomba made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Essomba had a large advantage in power over Ward, boosting at 40% knock out percentage over Ward's 14%.
Thomas Patrick Ward was the younger man by 7 years, at 26 years old.
Ward had a height advantage of 2 inches over Essomba.
Both Thomas Patrick Ward & Thomas Essomba fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ward was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year and 8 months later than Essomba, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 65 more professional rounds, 191 to Essomba's 126.
Thomas Patrick Ward went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO and 7 by the IBF at super bantamweight.
Ward vs Essomba form
Ward remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated 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 defeated 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 beat Lesther Cantillano on 10th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Rainton Meadows Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Before that, he had won against 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 beat Jazza Dickens on 13th May 2017 by technical decision in their BBBOC British Super Bantamweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
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.
Essomba's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
What time did Ward vs Essomba start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM BST at East of England Arena, Cambridgeshire, 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 Ward vs Essomba?
Thomas Patrick Ward was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Thomas Essomba made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.