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Who won Charlo vs Centeno Jr?
Jermall Charlo beat Hugo Centeno Jr by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 21st April 2018 at Barclays Center in New York.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the WBC middleweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Adrien Broner beating Jessie Vargas. Also, on the undercard Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis beat Jesus Andres Cuellar for the WBA Super World Super Featherweight belt.
Charlo vs Centeno Jr stats
Back in April 2018, Jermall Charlo stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 26 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Hugo Centeno Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Charlo had a large advantage in power over Centeno Jr, boosting at 77% knock out percentage over Centeno Jr's 54%.
Jermall Charlo was the older man by 1 year, at 28 years old.
Centeno Jr had a height advantage of 2 inches over Charlo. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Jermall Charlo & Hugo Centeno Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.
Charlo was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 6 months earlier than Centeno Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 171 to Centeno Jr's 176.
Jermall Charlo went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC and 4 by the IBF at middleweight.
Hugo Centeno Jr was ranked number 4 by the WBC in the 160lb division.
Charlo vs Centeno Jr form
Charlo remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jorge Sebastian Heiland on 29th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Julian Williams on 10th December 2016 by knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Junior Middleweight championship fight at USC Galen Center, Los Angeles.
Going into that contest, he had beat Austin Trout on 21st May 2016 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Middleweight championship fight at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Wilky Campfort on 28th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their IBF World Junior Middleweight championship fight at The Bomb Factory, Dallas.
He had won against Cornelius Bundrage on 12th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
Charlo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Centeno Jr's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.5 rounds on average.
What time did Charlo vs Centeno Jr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Charlo vs Centeno Jr?
Jermall Charlo was a 3/100 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Hugo Centeno Jr made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.