Ali vs Herrera Info
Sadam Ali beat Mauricio Herrera by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 15th December 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 98-92 in favor of winner Sadam Ali.
The fight took place over rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Ali vs Herrera stats
Sadam Ali stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mauricio Herrera made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 7 loses and draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ali had a large advantage in power over Herrera, boosting at 54% knock out percentage over Herrera's 29%.
Sadam Ali was the younger man by 9 years, at 31 years old.
Ali had a height advantage of 2 inches over Herrera. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Sadam Ali & Mauricio Herrera fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ali was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 4 months later than Herrera, who’s first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 254 less professional rounds, to Herrera's 254.
Ali vs Herrera form
Ali had beaten 2 of his last 3 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jorge Silva on 28th January 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, USA.
Previous to that, he had defeated Saul Corral on 17th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at AT&T Stadium, Texas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jessie Vargas on 5th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at DC Armory, Washington.
Herrera had lost to all of his last 2 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Pablo Cesar Cano on 18th November 2016 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Danny Garcia on 15th March 2014 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight and WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Ali's last 3 fights had come over a period of 10 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.3 rounds on average.
Herrera's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years 8 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Ali vs Herrera start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 pm EST / 4:00 pm PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 12:00 am GMT in the UK.