Ward vs Essomba Info
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 took place over rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
Ward vs Essomba stats
Thomas Patrick Ward stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 29 wins, zero loses and 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 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 6 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, who’s 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 in the 122lb division.
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 Jesse Angel Hernandez on 15th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Kansas Star Arena, Kansas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Tom Tran on 13th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alvaro Rodriguez on 27th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Rainton Meadows Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Before that, he had won against Lesther Cantillano on 10th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Rainton Meadows Arena, Tyne and Wear.
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.
Essomba had lost to all of his last 3 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Sunny Edwards on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Lee McGregor on 13th October 2018 by knockout in the 12th round in their CBC Commonwealth Bantamweight championship fight at York Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Jay Harris on 24th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Flyweight championship fight at York Hall, London.
Ward's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 3 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Essomba's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years 6 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 16 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.
Who broadcast Ward vs Essomba?
Ward vs Essomba was broadcast on Sky Sports Arena in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.