Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Yarde vs Spelman?
Anthony Yarde beat Dec Spelman by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 12th September 2020 at BT Sport Studio in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Heffron vs Bentley.
Yarde vs Spelman stats
Anthony Yarde stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Dec Spelman made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yarde had a massive power advantage over Spelman, boosting at 95% knock out percentage over Spelman's 50%.
Anthony Yarde was the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Yarde had a height advantage of 1 inch over Spelman.
Both Anthony Yarde & Dec Spelman fought out of an orthodox stance.
Yarde was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2015, 7 months later than Spelman, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 87 to Spelman's 100.
Anthony Yarde went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Yarde vs Spelman form
Anthony Yarde had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Alex Theran on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Lyndon Arthur on 5th December 2020 by split decision in their CBC Commonwealth Light Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Dec Spelman on 12th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at BT Sport Studio, London.
Before that, he had beat Diego Jair Ramirez on 8th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Discoteca Memphis, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.
He had lost to Sergey Kovalev on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Yarde's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Spelman's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Yarde vs Spelman start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:20 PM BST at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom, which was 6:20 PM EST or 3:20 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Yarde vs Spelman?
Anthony Yarde was a 3/100 (-3333) favourite going into the contest, while Dec Spelman made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.