Feb 03 2023
Friday

Desert Diamond Arena, Glendale, United States

10 round contest @ Super Featherweight
Luis Melendez
Melendez
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18-0-0
UD 10

Score cards

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  • 100-90
  • 100-90
UD 10
17-2-0

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The tape

25
Age
24
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
65" / 165 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDKOTKOKOUD
Form
MDUDKORTDKO
18
Wins
17
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
0
Loses
2
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2018

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Andres Cortes vs Luis Melendez report


Who won Cortes vs Melendez?

Andres Cortes beat Luis Melendez by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Friday 3rd February 2023 at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale.

The scorecards were announced as 100-90, 100-90, 100-90 in favor of winner Andres Cortes.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).

This fight appeared on the undercard of Emanuel Navarrete beating Liam Wilson for the WBO World Junior Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Arnold Barboza Jr beat Jose Pedraza, Richard Torrez Jr defeated James Bryant and Nico Ali Walsh was victorious over Eduardo Ayala.

Cortes vs Melendez stats

Back in February 2023, Andres Cortes stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.

Luis Melendez made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.

Andres Cortes was the older man by 1 year, at 25 years old.

Melendez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Cortes. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Both Andres Cortes & Luis Melendez fought out of an orthodox stance.

Cortes was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 years and 5 months earlier than Melendez, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 29 more professional rounds, 102 to Melendez's 73.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Luis Melendez had been fighting more than Andres Cortes.

Going to this contest, Andres Cortes had last fought 5 months and 21 days ago, while Luis Melendez's last outing had been 1 year and 5 days ago.

Cortes' last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.5 rounds on average.

Melendez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.

What time did Cortes vs Melendez start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Desert Diamond Arena, Glendale, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Cortes vs Melendez?

Cortes vs Melendez was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Arena.

What were the odds on Cortes vs Melendez?

Andres Cortes was a 2/11 (-560) favourite going into the contest, while Luis Melendez made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+370) with oddsmakers.

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