Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Williams vs Fox?
Liam Williams beat Alantez Fox by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 21st December 2019 at Copper Box Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Daniel Dubois beating Kyotaro Fujimoto. Also, on the undercard Tommy Fury beat Przemyslaw Binienda, Sunny Edwards defeated Marcel Braithwaite for the BBBOC British Super Flyweight title and Archie Sharp was victorious over Artjoms Ramlavs.
Williams vs Fox stats
Liam Williams stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alantez Fox made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Williams had a large advantage in power over Fox, boosting at 76% knock out percentage over Fox's 46%.
Liam Williams was the same age as Alantez Fox, at 30 years old.
Fox had a height advantage of 6 inches over Williams.
Both Liam Williams & Alantez Fox fought out of an orthodox stance.
Williams was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 3 months later than Fox, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 21 less professional rounds, 147 to Fox's 168.
Liam Williams went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBO at middleweight.
Alantez Fox was ranked number 2 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF in the 160lb division.
Williams vs Fox form
Liam Williams had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Karim Achour on 13th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Joe Mullender on 8th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Royal Albert Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mark Heffron on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had been beaten by Liam Smith on 11th November 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.
He had lost to Liam Smith on 8th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Williams' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Williams vs Fox start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM GMT at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Williams vs Fox?
Williams vs Fox was broadcast on BT Sport 1 in the UK.
What were the odds on Williams vs Fox?
Liam Williams was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Alantez Fox made his way into the ring at 11/4 (+280) with oddsmakers.