First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom
Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Ward vs Hughes?
Martin Joseph Ward beat Maxi Hughes by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 11th April 2015 at First Direct Arena in Leeds.
The scorecards were announced as 98-93, 97-93, 97-93 in favor of winner Martin Joseph Ward.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
Ward vs Hughes stats
Back in April 2015, Martin Joseph Ward stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 2 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Maxi Hughes made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ward had a massive power advantage over Hughes, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Hughes' 15%.
Martin Joseph Ward was the younger man by 1 year, at 24 years old.
Ward had a height advantage of 1 inch over Hughes.
Martin Joseph Ward fought out of the orthodox stance, while Maxi Hughes was a southpaw.
Ward was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 11 months later than Hughes, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 60 less professional rounds, 183 to Hughes' 243.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Maxi Hughes had been fighting more than Martin Joseph Ward.
Going to this contest, Martin Joseph Ward had last fought 4 months and 5 days ago, while Maxi Hughes' last outing had been 4 months and 5 days ago.
What time did Ward vs Hughes start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM BST at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
What were the odds on Ward vs Hughes?
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