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Who won Arboleda vs Velez?
Jaime Arboleda beat Jayson Velez by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 8th February 2020 at PPL Center in Pennsylvania.
The scorecards were announced as 114-113, 114-113, 112-115 in favor of winner Jaime Arboleda.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the WBA super featherweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Gary Russell Jr beating Tugstsogt Nyambayar for the WBC World Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Guillermo Rigondeaux defeated Liborio Solis for the WBA World Bantamweight belt.
Arboleda vs Velez stats
Jaime Arboleda stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jayson Velez made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Arboleda had advantage in power over Velez, with a 87% knock out percentage over Velez's 72%.
Jaime Arboleda was the younger man by 6 years, at 27 years old.
Arboleda had a height advantage of 1 inch over Velez. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Jaime Arboleda & Jayson Velez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Arboleda was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 6 year and 7 months later than Velez, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 152 less professional rounds, 79 to Velez's 231.
Jaime Arboleda went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBA at super featherweight.
Jayson Velez was ranked number 3 by the WBA and 5 by the IBF in the 130lb division.
Arboleda vs Velez form
Jayson Velez had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Ryan Garcia on 4th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Rene Alvarado on 15th July 2016 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 26th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Oracle Arena, Oakland.
Before that, he had been beaten by Ronny Rios on 21st November 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas.
Hehad defeated Daniel Ramirez on 4th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Belasco Theater, Los Angeles.
Arboleda's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Velez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 7 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Arboleda vs Velez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at PPL Center, Pennsylvania, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Arboleda vs Velez?
Arboleda vs Velez was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Arboleda vs Velez?
Jaime Arboleda was a 31/50 (-161) favourite going into the contest, while Jayson Velez made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+125) with oddsmakers.