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Who won Figueroa Jr vs Molina Jr?
Omar Figueroa Jr beat John Molina Jr by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 16th February 2019 at Microsoft Theater in California.
The scorecards were announced as 99-91, 98-92, 97-93 in favor of winner Omar Figueroa Jr.
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 Leo Santa Cruz beating Rafael Rivera for the WBA Super World Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Cesar Juarez lost to Ryosuke Iwasa for the IBF World Junior Featherweight belt.
Figueroa Jr vs Molina Jr stats
Back in February 2019, Omar Figueroa Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 27 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
John Molina Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 24 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Molina Jr had a slight advantage in power over Figueroa Jr, with a 80% knock out percentage over Figueroa Jr's 70%.
Omar Figueroa Jr was the younger man by 7 years, at 29 years old.
Molina Jr had a height advantage of 3 inches over Figueroa Jr. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Omar Figueroa Jr & John Molina Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.
Figueroa Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 year and 2 months later than Molina Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 33 less professional rounds, 162 to Molina Jr's 195.
Figueroa Jr vs Molina Jr form
Figueroa Jr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Robert Guerrero on 15th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Nassau Coliseum, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Antonio DeMarco on 12th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ricky Burns on 9th May 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at State Farm Arena, Hidalgo.
Before that, he had beat Daniel Estrada on 16th August 2014 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
He had defeated Jerry Belmontes on 26th April 2014 by split decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Molina Jr had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Ivan Redkach on 15th December 2017 by knockout in the 4th round at Pioneer Event Center, California, Afghanistan.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Terence Crawford on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round at CenturyLink Center, Omaha, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ruslan Provodnikov on 11th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
Before that, he had defeated Jorge Romero on 28th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at The Bomb Factory, Dallas.
He had lost to Adrien Broner on 7th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, John Molina Jr had been fighting more than Omar Figueroa Jr.
Going to this contest, Omar Figueroa Jr had last fought 1 year, 7 months and 1 day ago, while John Molina Jr's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 1 day ago.
Figueroa Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Molina Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Figueroa Jr vs Molina Jr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Microsoft Theater, California, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Figueroa Jr vs Molina Jr?
Figueroa Jr vs Molina Jr was broadcast on FOX in the US.
What were the odds on Figueroa Jr vs Molina Jr?
Omar Figueroa Jr was a 1/5 (-500) favourite going into the contest, while John Molina Jr made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.