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Who won Centeno Jr vs Monroe Jr?
Willie Monroe Jr beat Hugo Centeno Jr by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 1st June 2019 at Soboba Casino in California.
The scorecards were announced as 92-98, 93-97, 94-96 in favor of winner Willie Monroe Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Devon Alexander losing to Ivan Redkach. Also, on the undercard Marlon Tapales beat Roberto Castaneda and Jhack Tepora defeated Jose Luis Gallegos.
Centeno Jr vs Monroe Jr stats
Back in June 2019, Hugo Centeno Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Willie Monroe Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Centeno Jr had a large advantage in power over Monroe Jr, boosting at 52% knock out percentage over Monroe Jr's 26%.
Hugo Centeno Jr was the younger man by 4 years, at 28 years old.
Centeno Jr had a height advantage of 4 inches over Monroe Jr. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Hugo Centeno Jr fought out of the orthodox stance, while Willie Monroe Jr was a southpaw.
Centeno Jr was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year later than Monroe Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 4 less professional rounds, 176 to Monroe Jr's 180.
Hugo Centeno Jr went into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBC at middleweight.
Centeno Jr vs Monroe Jr form
Willie Monroe Jr had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Javier Francisco Maciel on 24th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Billy Joe Saunders on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Gabriel Rosado on 17th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at AT&T Stadium, Texas, United States.
Before that, he had beat John Thompson on 11th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
He had lost to Gennady Golovkin on 16th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.
Centeno Jr's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Monroe Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Centeno Jr vs Monroe Jr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Soboba Casino, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Centeno Jr vs Monroe Jr?
Centeno Jr vs Monroe Jr was broadcast on Fox Sport 1 in the US.
What were the odds on Centeno Jr vs Monroe Jr?
Hugo Centeno Jr was a 69/50 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Willie Monroe Jr made his way into the ring at 53/100 (-190) with oddsmakers.