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Paulie Ayala
Ayala
United States flag
VS
Jun 26 1999
Saturday

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, United States

12 round contest @ Bantamweight
Johnny Tapia
Tapia
United States flag
27-1-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 116-113
  • 115-114
  • 116-113
UD 12
46-0-2

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Belts on The Line

WBA World Bantamweight Championship

The tape

-24
Age
-24
5' 5" / 166 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
65" / 165 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

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Form
KOMDUDUDUD
27
Wins
46
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
1
Loses
0
0
Draws
2
1992
Debut
1988

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Paulie Ayala vs Johnny Tapia report


Who won Ayala vs Tapia?

Paulie Ayala beat Johnny Tapia by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday, June 26th, 1999, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 116-113, 115-114, 116-113 in favor of winner Paulie Ayala.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 kg).

This contest was for the WBA bantamweight championship of the world.

Ayala vs Tapia stats

Back in June 1999, Paulie Ayala stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws.

Johnny Tapia made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 46 wins and 2 draws.

Paulie Ayala was the same age as Johnny Tapia, at -24 years old.

Tapia had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ayala. Despite this, he had a 1-inch reach advantage.

Paulie Ayala fought out of the southpaw stance, while Johnny Tapia was an orthodox fighter.

Ayala was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 fewer fights, and made his debut in 1992, 4 years and 7 months later than Tapia, whose first professional fight was in 1988. He had fought 167 fewer professional rounds, totaling 306 compared to Tapia's 473.

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What time did Ayala vs Tapia start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.

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Paulie Ayala

Johnny Tapia

108

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