Collazo vs Vargas Info
Luis Collazo beat Samuel Vargas by split decision in their 10 round contest on Sunday 17th March 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 95-96 in favor of winner Luis Collazo.
The fight took place over rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Collazo vs Vargas stats
Luis Collazo stepped into the ring with a record of 38 wins, 7 loses and draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Samuel Vargas made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 4 loses and 2 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Collazo had a slight advantage in power over Vargas, with a 53% knock out percentage over Vargas' 47%.
Luis Collazo was the older man by 8 years, at 39 years old.
Luis Collazo fought out of the southpaw stance, while Samuel Vargas was an orthodox fighter.
Collazo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2000, 9 years and 8 months earlier than Vargas, who’s first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 30 more professional rounds, 292 to Vargas' 262.
Luis Collazo went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBO in the 147lb division.
Samuel Vargas was ranked number 10 by the WBA in the 147lb division.
Collazo vs Vargas form
Luis Collazo had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Sammy Vasquez on 2nd February 2017 by knockout in the 6th round at Horseshoe Casino, Mississippi, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Keith Thurman on 11th July 2015 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at USF Sundome, Tampa.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Christopher Degollado on 11th April 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had lost to Amir Khan on 3rd May 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Amir Khan on 3rd May 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Amir Khan on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Mauro Maximiliano Godoy on 2nd June 2018 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at Scotiabank Convention Centre, Ontario, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Danny Garcia on 12th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Errol Spence Jr on 11th April 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Collazo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 8 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Vargas' last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years 4 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.3 rounds on average.
What time did Collazo vs Vargas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 pm EST / 5:00 pm PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 12:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Collazo vs Vargas?
Collazo vs Vargas was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.