Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Flores Jr vs Velez?
Gabriel Flores Jr beat Jayson Velez by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 20th February 2021 at The Bubble, MGM Grand in Nevada.
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 Miguel Berchelt losing to Oscar Valdez for the WBC World Super Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Esquiva Falcao defeated Artur Akavov.
Flores Jr vs Velez stats
Gabriel Flores Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jayson Velez made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Velez had a massive power advantage over Flores Jr, boosting at 72% knock out percentage over Flores Jr's 32%.
Gabriel Flores Jr was the younger man by 12 years, at 20 years old.
Both Gabriel Flores Jr & Jayson Velez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Flores Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 9 year and 6 months later than Velez, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 123 less professional rounds, 108 to Velez's 231.
Flores Jr vs Velez form
Velez had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Oscar Valdez on 21st July 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jaime Arboleda on 8th February 2020 by split decision in their WBA World Super Featherweight eliminator fight at PPL Center, Pennsylvania.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Ryan Garcia on 4th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson.
Before that, he had been beaten by Rene Alvarado on 15th July 2016 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio.
He had lost to Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 26th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Oracle Arena, Oakland.
Flores Jr's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Velez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What time did Flores Jr vs Velez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Flores Jr vs Velez?
Gabriel Flores Jr was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Jayson Velez made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.