State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, United States
Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Figueroa Jr vs Burns?
Omar Figueroa Jr beat Ricky Burns by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 9th May 2015 at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo.
The scorecards were announced as 116-110, 116-110, 117-109 in favor of winner Omar Figueroa Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
Figueroa Jr vs Burns stats
Back in May 2015, Omar Figueroa Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ricky Burns made his way to the ring with a record of 37 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Figueroa Jr had a massive power advantage over Burns, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Burns' 30%.
Omar Figueroa Jr was the younger man by 7 years, at 25 years old.
Burns had a height advantage of 3 inches over Figueroa Jr. Despite this, he had 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Omar Figueroa Jr & Ricky Burns fought out of an orthodox stance.
Figueroa Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 6 year and 8 months later than Burns, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 252 less professional rounds, 162 to Burns' 414.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ricky Burns had been fighting more than Omar Figueroa Jr.
Going to this contest, Omar Figueroa Jr had last fought 8 months and 23 days ago, while Ricky Burns' last outing had been 7 months and 5 days ago.
Figueroa Jr's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
Burns' last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Figueroa Jr vs Burns?
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