Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Wood vs Joyce?
Leigh Wood beat David Oliver Joyce by technical knockout in the 9th round on Friday 4th October 2019 at York Hall in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Also, on the undercard Tyrone McCullagh was victorious over Carlos Araujo, Hairon Socarras lost to Ryan Walsh and Jazza Dickens defeated Carlos Ramos.
Wood vs Joyce stats
David Oliver Joyce stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Leigh Wood made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Joyce had advantage in power over Wood, with a 73% knock out percentage over Wood's 55%.
David Oliver Joyce was the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Both David Oliver Joyce & Leigh Wood fought out of an orthodox stance.
Joyce was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 5 year and 7 months later than Wood, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 63 less professional rounds, 69 to Wood's 132.
David Oliver Joyce went into the fight ranked number 15 by the IBF at featherweight.
Leigh Wood was ranked number 10 by the WBO in the 126lb division.
Wood vs Joyce form
Wood had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Ryan Doyle on 10th May 2019 by knockout in the 10th round in their CBC Commonwealth Featherweight championship fight at Nottingham Arena, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Abraham Osei Bonsu on 2nd March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their CBC Commonwealth Featherweight championship fight at East of England Arena, Cambridgeshire.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rafael Castillo on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
Before that, he had defeated Reynaldo Mora on 25th November 2017 by points in the 6th round at Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Nottinghamshire.
Hehad won against Josh Wale on 24th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
Wood's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
What time did Wood vs Joyce start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at York Hall, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Wood vs Joyce?
David Oliver Joyce was a 173/100 (+173) underdog going into the contest, while Leigh Wood made his way into the ring at 9/20 (-222) with oddsmakers.