Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Gamboa vs Martinez?
Yuriorkis Gamboa beat Roman Martinez by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 27th July 2019 at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Gamboa vs Martinez's and Gamboa vs Martinez's clash.
Gamboa vs Martinez stats
Yuriorkis Gamboa stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Roman Martinez made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 3 loses and 3 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Martinez had a slight advantage in power over Gamboa, with a 60% knock out percentage over Gamboa's 59%.
Yuriorkis Gamboa was the older man by 1 year, at 40 years old.
Martinez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Gamboa. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Yuriorkis Gamboa & Roman Martinez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Gamboa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 5 year and 4 months later than Martinez, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 29 less professional rounds, 224 to Martinez's 253.
Gamboa vs Martinez form
Gamboa had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Jason Sosa on 25th November 2017 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Robinson Castellanos on 5th May 2017 by majority decision in the 7th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Rene Alvarado on 11th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
Before that, he had beat Hylon Williams Jr on 19th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
He had defeated Joel Montes de Oca on 15th November 2014 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Plaza de Toros, Cancun, Mexico.
Gamboa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 6 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Martinez's last 4 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.3 rounds on average.
What time did Gamboa vs Martinez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Gamboa vs Martinez?
Gamboa vs Martinez was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Gamboa vs Martinez?
Yuriorkis Gamboa was a 29/100 (-344) favourite going into the contest, while Roman Martinez made his way into the ring at 5/2 (+250) with oddsmakers.