Newcastle Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Current rankings @ Featherweight
When is Ward vs Kholmatov?
Thomas Patrick Ward is set to square off against Otabek Kholmatov on Saturday 4th March 2023 at Newcastle Arena in Newcastle.
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit will be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This fight will appear on the undercard of Lewis Ritson's and Ohara Davies' clash.
Ward vs Kholmatov stats
Thomas Patrick Ward steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 33 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Otabek Kholmatov will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Kholmatov has a massive power advantage over Ward, boosting at 90% knock out percentage over Ward's 15%.
Thomas Patrick Ward is the older man by 4 years, at 28 years old.
Kholmatov has a height advantage of 1 inch over Ward.
Both Thomas Patrick Ward & Otabek Kholmatov fight out of an orthodox stance.
Ward is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 24 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 9 years earlier than Kholmatov, whose first professional fight was in 2021. He has fought 190 more professional rounds, 224 to Kholmatov's 34.
Thomas Patrick Ward goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 5 by the WBO and 10 by the IBF at featherweight.
Otabek Kholmatov is currently ranked number 2 by the WBA in the 126lb division.
Ward vs Kholmatov form
Ward remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Eddy Valencia on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Eagles Community Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Thomas Essomba on 17th October 2020 by technical draw in their 10 round contest at East of England Arena, Cambridgeshire.
Going into that 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.
Before that, he had beat Tom Tran on 13th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
He had won against Alvaro Rodriguez on 27th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Rainton Meadows Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Ward's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time does Ward vs Kholmatov start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at Newcastle Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom, which is 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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Newcastle Arena, Newcastle
Show open: TBA
Main event starts: 10pm (UK)
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