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Souleymane Cissokho vs Roberto Valenzuela Jr report
Who won Cissokho vs Valenzuela Jr?
Souleymane Cissokho beat Roberto Valenzuela Jr by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 5th March 2022 at Pechanga Arena in California.
The scorecards were announced as 100-90, 99-91, 99-91 in favor of winner Souleymane Cissokho.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez beating Julio Cesar Martinez. Also, on the undercard Mauricio Lara beat Emilio Sanchez, Diego Pacheco defeated Genc Pllana and Skye Nicolson was victorious over Jessica Juarez.
Cissokho vs Valenzuela Jr stats
Souleymane Cissokho stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Roberto Valenzuela Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Valenzuela Jr had advantage in power over Cissokho, with a 83% knock out percentage over Cissokho's 64%.
Souleymane Cissokho was the older man by 8 years, at 31 years old.
Valenzuela Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Cissokho.
Both Souleymane Cissokho & Roberto Valenzuela Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.
Cissokho was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 1991, 24 years and 11 months earlier than Valenzuela Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 46 more professional rounds, 105 to Valenzuela Jr's 59.
Souleymane Cissokho went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBA and 15 by the WBC at super welterweight.
Cissokho vs Valenzuela Jr form
Cissokho remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Ismail Iliev on 10th September 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Roland Garros, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had won against Kieron Conway on 8th May 2021 by split decision in their 12 round contest at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Daniel Echeverria on 13th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at American Airlines Center, Texas.
Before that, he had defeated Dmitry Mikhaylenko on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at H Arena, Loire-Atlantique, France.
He had won against Vladimir Hernandez on 1st June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Cissokho's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Cissokho vs Valenzuela Jr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Pechanga Arena, California, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Cissokho vs Valenzuela Jr?
Cissokho vs Valenzuela Jr was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by DAZN Global.
What were the odds on Cissokho vs Valenzuela Jr?
Souleymane Cissokho was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Roberto Valenzuela Jr made his way into the ring at 11/1 (+1100) with oddsmakers.
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