Beltran vs Pedraza Info
Jose Pedraza beat Raymundo Beltran by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 25th August 2018 at Gila River Arena in Arizona.
The scorecards were announced as 112-115, 110-117, 110-117 in favor of winner Jose Pedraza.
The fight took place over rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the WBO lightweight championship of the world.
Beltran vs Pedraza stats
Raymundo Beltran stepped into the ring with a record of 35 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jose Pedraza made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Beltran had a slight advantage in power over Pedraza, with a 60% knock out percentage over Pedraza's 50%.
Raymundo Beltran was the older man by 8 years, at 39 years old.
Pedraza had a height advantage of 1 inch over Beltran. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Raymundo Beltran & Jose Pedraza fought out of an orthodox stance.
Beltran was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 1999, 11 years and 7 months earlier than Pedraza, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 46 more professional rounds, 276 to Pedraza's 230.
Jose Pedraza was ranked number 2 by the WBO in the 135lb division.
Beltran vs Pedraza form
Beltran had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Paulus Moses on 16th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Bryan Vasquez on 5th August 2017 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Nokia Theater, Los Angeles.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jonathan Maicelo on 20th May 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Mason Menard on 10th December 2016 by knockout in the 7th round at CenturyLink Center, Nebraska.
He had beat Mason Menard on 10th December 2016 by knockout in the 7th round at CenturyLink Center, Omaha.
Pedraza had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Mikkel LesPierre on 2nd July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jose Zepeda on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Antonio Lozada Jr on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Osceola Heritage Park, Florida.
Before that, he had lost to Vasyl Lomachenko on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had won against Raymundo Beltran on 25th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Arizona.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Raymundo Beltran had been fighting more than Jose Pedraza.
Going to this contest, Raymundo Beltran had last fought 2 years 7 months and 10 days ago, while Jose Pedraza's last outing had been 2 months and 24 days ago.
Beltran's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 2 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Pedraza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 10 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What time did Beltran vs Pedraza start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at Gila River Arena, Arizona, United States, which was around 4:00 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Beltran vs Pedraza?
Beltran vs Pedraza was broadcast on ESPN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.