The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States
Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Saucedo vs Barboza Jr?
Arnold Barboza Jr beat Alex Saucedo by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 17th October 2020 at The Bubble, MGM Grand in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 92-97, 92-97, 93-96 in favor of winner Arnold Barboza Jr.
The fight took place over 10 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
Saucedo vs Barboza Jr stats
Alex Saucedo stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Arnold Barboza Jr made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 24 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Saucedo had a large advantage in power over Barboza Jr, boosting at 63% knock out percentage over Barboza Jr's 42%.
Alex Saucedo was the younger man by 3 years, at 26 years old.
Saucedo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Barboza Jr. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Alex Saucedo & Arnold Barboza Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.
Saucedo was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 6 months earlier than Barboza Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 2 less professional rounds, 138 to Barboza Jr's 140.
Alex Saucedo went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBO in the 140lb division.
Arnold Barboza Jr was ranked number 6 by the WBC and 7 by the WBO in the 140lb division.
Saucedo vs Barboza Jr form
Saucedo had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Sonny Fredrickson on 30th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Rod Salka on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Maurice Hooker on 16th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma.
Before that, he had beat Leonardo Zappavigna on 30th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma.
He had defeated Abner Lopez on 10th March 2018 by knockout in the 7th round at StubHub Center, Carson.
Barboza Jr remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Tony Luis on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against William Silva on 30th November 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Ricky Sismundo on 17th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Banc of California Stadium, California.
Before that, he had beat Mike Alvarado on 12th April 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Staples Center, LA.
He had won against Manuel Damairias Lopez on 14th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at American Bank Center, Texas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Arnold Barboza Jr had been fighting more than Alex Saucedo.
Going to this contest, Alex Saucedo had last fought 6 months and 24 days ago, while Arnold Barboza Jr's last outing had been 4 months and 25 days ago.
Saucedo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Barboza Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
What time did Saucedo vs Barboza Jr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States, which was around 3:00 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Saucedo vs Barboza Jr?
Saucedo vs Barboza Jr was broadcast on ESPN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Fite.tv.