US Airway Centre, Arizona, United States
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Who won Benavidez vs Paez Jr?
Jose Benavidez beat Jorge Paez Jr by technical knockout in the 12th round on Friday 15th May 2015 at US Airway Centre in Arizona.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBA super lightweight championship of the world.
Benavidez vs Paez Jr stats
Back in May 2015, Jose Benavidez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jorge Paez Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws, with 23 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Benavidez had a slight advantage in power over Paez Jr, with a 68% knock out percentage over Paez Jr's 61%.
Jose Benavidez was the younger man by 5 years, at 23 years old.
Benavidez had a height advantage of 7 inches over Paez Jr. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Jose Benavidez & Jorge Paez Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.
Benavidez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 23 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 year and 11 months later than Paez Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 117 less professional rounds, 172 to Paez Jr's 289.
What were the odds on Benavidez vs Paez Jr?
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