Arboleda vs Velez Info
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 took place over 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.
Arboleda vs Velez stats
Jaime Arboleda stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 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 26 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 161 less professional rounds, 64 to Velez's 225.
Jaime Arboleda went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBA in the 130lb division.
Jayson Velez was ranked number 3 by the WBA and 5 by the IBF in the 130lb division.
Arboleda vs Velez form
Jaime Arboleda had stopped all of his last 4 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Victor Betancourt on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bert Ogden Arena, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jose Saant on 10th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Estadio F.A.B., Distrito Federal, Argentina.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kenin Betancourt on 23rd August 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Fantastic Casino de Albrook Mall, Panama City, Panama.
Before that, he had won against Elysson Marquez on 8th March 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Fantastic Casino de Albrook Mall, Panama City.
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.
He had beat 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 1 year 5 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 13 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 2 years and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 23 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.