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Who won Wardley vs Coffie?
Fabio Wardley beat Michael Polite Coffie by technical knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 1st April 2023 at o2 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Anthony Joshua beating Jermaine Franklin. Also, on the undercard Galal Yafai beat Moises Calleros, Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams defeated River Wilson Bent and Campbell Hatton was victorious over Louis Fielding.
Wardley vs Coffie stats
Back in April 2023, Fabio Wardley stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Michael Polite Coffie made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws.
Fabio Wardley was the younger man by 9 years, at 28 years old.
Coffie had 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Fabio Wardley & Michael Polite Coffie fought out of an orthodox stance.
Wardley was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 7 months earlier than Coffie, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 49 to Coffie's 62.
Fabio Wardley went into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBA at heavyweight.
Wardley vs Coffie form
Wardley remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Nathan Gorman on 26th November 2022 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their BBBOC British Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, Wembley, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Daniel Martz on 27th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Nick Webb on 7th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
Before that, he had won against Eric Molina on 27th March 2021 by knockout in the 5th round at Europa Point Sports Complex, Gibraltar, Gibraltar.
He had beat Richard Lartey on 21st November 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Michael Polite Coffie had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jonathan Rice on 1st January 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jonathan Rice on 31st July 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Prudential Center, New Jersey.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Darmani Rock on 30th January 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Shrine Exposition Center, California.
Before that, he had won against Joey Abell on 7th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Microsoft Theater, California.
He had defeated Luis Eduardo Pena on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at Microsoft Theater, California.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Fabio Wardley had been fighting more than Michael Polite Coffie.
Going to this contest, Fabio Wardley had last fought 4 months and 6 days ago, while Michael Polite Coffie's last outing had been 1 year and 3 months ago.
Wardley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Coffie's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
What time did Wardley vs Coffie start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM BST at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Wardley vs Coffie?
Fabio Wardley was a 1/11 (-1000) favourite going into the contest, while Michael Polite Coffie made his way into the ring at 6/1 (+570) with oddsmakers.