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Chris Colbert vs Hector Luis Garcia report
Who won Colbert vs Garcia?
Hector Luis Garcia beat Chris Colbert by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 26th February 2022 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 108-119, 109-118, 109-118 in favor of winner Hector Luis Garcia.
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).
Also, on the undercard Gary Antuanne Russell beat Viktor Postol and Jerwin Ancajas was overcome by Fernando Martinez for the IBF World Junior Bantamweight belt.
Colbert vs Garcia stats
Chris Colbert stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Hector Luis Garcia made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Garcia had a massive power advantage over Colbert, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Colbert's 38%.
Chris Colbert was the younger man by 6 years, at 26 years old.
Garcia had a height advantage of 1 inch over Colbert. Despite this, he had 4-inch reach advantage.
Chris Colbert fought out of the orthodox stance, while Hector Luis Garcia was a southpaw.
Colbert was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 8 months earlier than Garcia, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 17 more professional rounds, 117 to Garcia's 100.
Chris Colbert went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA at super featherweight.
Colbert vs Garcia form
Colbert had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Tugstsogt Nyambayar on 3rd July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jezreel Corrales on 18th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Super Featherweight championship fight at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania.
Before that, he had won against Miguel Beltran Jr on 21st September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Rabobank Theater, California.
He had beat Alberto Mercado on 23rd June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada.
Garcia had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Roger Gutierrez on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Featherweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Chris Colbert on 26th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Isaac Avelar on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Armory, Minneapolis.
Before that, he had defeated Miguel Moreno Gonzalez on 21st July 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Pabellon de Boleibol, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
He had defeated Marco Acevedo on 16th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Hotel Catalonia Malecon Center, Santo Domingo.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Hector Luis Garcia had been fighting more than Chris Colbert.
Going to this contest, Chris Colbert had last fought 1 year, 8 months and 18 days ago, while Hector Luis Garcia's last outing had been 7 months and 1 day ago.
Colbert's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Colbert vs Garcia start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Colbert vs Garcia?
The ShowTime show is expected to begin at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 3:00 AM (GTM).
What were the odds on Colbert vs Garcia?
Chris Colbert was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Hector Luis Garcia made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.
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