Edel-Optics.de Arena, Hamburg, Germany
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Formella vs Arriaza?
Sebastian Formella beat Roberto Arriaza by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 18th January 2020 at Edel-Optics.de Arena in Hamburg.
The scorecards were announced as 118-110, 116-112, 117-111 in favor of winner Sebastian Formella.
The fight took place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Formella vs Arriaza stats
Sebastian Formella stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Roberto Arriaza made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Arriaza had a large advantage in power over Formella, boosting at 78% knock out percentage over Formella's 48%.
Sebastian Formella was the older man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Both Sebastian Formella & Roberto Arriaza fought out of an orthodox stance.
Formella was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 3 months later than Arriaza, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 94 more professional rounds, 167 to Arriaza's 73.
Sebastian Formella went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBC and 12 by the IBF in the 147lb division.
Formella vs Arriaza form
Formella had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Shawn Porter on 22nd August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Microsoft Theater, LA, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Roberto Arriaza on 18th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Edel-Optics.de Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
Going into that contest, he had won against Thulani Mbenge on 6th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at CU Arena Neugraben, Hamburg.
Before that, he had beat Ilias Essaoudi on 29th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Sporthalle, Hamburg.
He had defeated Angelo Frank on 24th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Inselparkhalle, Hamburg.
Arriaza had lost to all of his last 1 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Egidijus Kavaliauskas on 16th November 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma, United States.
Formella's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Formella vs Arriaza start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm UTC at Edel-Optics.de Arena, Hamburg, Germany, which was 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 pm GMT in the UK.