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Who won Colbert vs Arboleda?
Chris Colbert beat Jaime Arboleda by technical knockout in the 11th round on Saturday 12th December 2020 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the vacant super featherweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Richardson Hitchins was victorious over Argenis Mendez and Ronald Ellis beat Matt Korobov.
Colbert vs Arboleda stats
Chris Colbert stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jaime Arboleda made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Arboleda had a massive power advantage over Colbert, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Colbert's 36%.
Chris Colbert was the younger man by 2 years, at 24 years old.
Arboleda had a height advantage of 2 inches over Colbert. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Chris Colbert & Jaime Arboleda fought out of an orthodox stance.
Colbert's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Arboleda's, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 11 months later than Arboleda, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 30 more professional rounds, 105 to Arboleda's 75.
Chris Colbert went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA at super featherweight.
Jaime Arboleda was ranked number 4 by the WBA in the 130lb division.
Colbert vs Arboleda form
Colbert remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jaime Arboleda on 12th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Interim World Super Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jezreel Corrales on 18th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Super Featherweight championship fight at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania.
Going into that contest, he had beat Miguel Beltran Jr on 21st September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Rabobank Theater, California.
Before that, he had won against Alberto Mercado on 23rd June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada.
He had beat Mario Briones on 13th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota.
Arboleda had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jayson Velez on 8th February 2020 by split decision in their WBA World Super Featherweight eliminator fight at PPL Center, Pennsylvania, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Victor Betancourt on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bert Ogden Arena, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jose Saant on 10th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Estadio F.A.B., Distrito Federal, Argentina.
Before that, he had defeated Kenin Betancourt on 23rd August 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Fantastic Casino de Albrook Mall, Panama City, Panama.
Hehad beat Elysson Marquez on 8th March 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Fantastic Casino de Albrook Mall, Panama City.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Chris Colbert had been fighting more than Jaime Arboleda.
Going to this contest, Chris Colbert had last fought 7 months and 24 days ago, while Jaime Arboleda's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 28 days ago.
Colbert's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Arboleda's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
What time did Colbert vs Arboleda start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Colbert vs Arboleda?
Chris Colbert was a 2/25 (-1249) favourite going into the contest, while Jaime Arboleda made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.