Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, United States
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Ayala vs Tapia?
Paulie Ayala beat Johnny Tapia by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 26th June 1999 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in 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 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 less fights, and made his debut in 1992, 4 year and 7 months later than Tapia, whose first professional fight was in 1988. He had fought 167 less professional rounds, 306 to Tapia's 473.
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.
What were the odds on Ayala vs Tapia?
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