Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada, United States
Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Colbert vs Mercado?
Chris Colbert beat Alberto Mercado by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest on Sunday 23rd June 2019 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 80-72, 80-72, 80-72 in favor of winner Chris Colbert.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 8 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Colbert vs Mercado stats
Chris Colbert stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alberto Mercado made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Colbert had advantage in power over Mercado, with a 36% knock out percentage over Mercado's 19%.
Chris Colbert was the younger man by 8 years, at 25 years old.
Chris Colbert fought out of the orthodox stance, while Alberto Mercado was a southpaw.
Colbert was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 5 year and 9 months later than Mercado, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 30 more professional rounds, 105 to Mercado's 75.
Colbert's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Colbert vs Mercado?
Chris Colbert was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Alberto Mercado made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.