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Luis Collazo vs Samuel Vargas report
Who won Collazo vs Vargas?
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 was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Michael Conlan beating Ruben Garcia. Also, on the undercard Paddy Barnes lost to Oscar Mojica.
Collazo vs Vargas stats
Luis Collazo stepped into the ring with a record of 38 wins, 7 loses and 0 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 42 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, whose 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 at welterweight.
Samuel Vargas was ranked number 10 by the WBA in the 147lb division.
Vargas' last 4 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 1 month and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 14 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.
What were the odds on Collazo vs Vargas?
Luis Collazo was a 31/50 (-160) favourite going into the contest, while Samuel Vargas made his way into the ring at 6/5 (+120) with oddsmakers.
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