Staples Center, LA, United States
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Barboza Jr vs Alvarado?
Arnold Barboza Jr beat Mike Alvarado by knockout in the 3rd round on Friday 12th April 2019 at Staples Center in LA.
The fight took place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Barboza Jr vs Alvarado stats
Arnold Barboza Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mike Alvarado made his way to the ring with a record of 40 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 28 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Alvarado had a massive power advantage over Barboza Jr, boosting at 70% knock out percentage over Barboza Jr's 35%.
Arnold Barboza Jr was the younger man by 11 years, at 29 years old.
Barboza Jr had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Arnold Barboza Jr & Mike Alvarado fought out of an orthodox stance.
Barboza Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 24 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 9 year and 3 months later than Alvarado, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 98 less professional rounds, 140 to Alvarado's 238.
Arnold Barboza Jr went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBO in the 147lb division.
Barboza Jr vs Alvarado form
Barboza Jr remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ricky Sismundo on 17th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Banc of California Stadium, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mike Alvarado on 12th April 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Staples Center, LA.
Going into that contest, he had beat Manuel Damairias Lopez on 14th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at American Bank Center, Texas.
Before that, he had won against Luis Solis on 25th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Gila River Arena, Arizona.
He had beat Mike Reed on 10th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson.
Mike Alvarado had beaten 1 of his last 2 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Brandon Rios on 24th January 2015 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at 1stBank Center, Broomfield, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Brandon Rios on 30th March 2013 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas.
Barboza Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Alvarado's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.5 rounds on average.
What time did Barboza Jr vs Alvarado start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 pm EST / 6:00 pm PST at Staples Center, LA, United States, which was around 2:00 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Barboza Jr vs Alvarado?
Barboza Jr vs Alvarado was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Main Event.