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Ryan Garcia vs Romero Duno report
Who won Garcia vs Duno?
Ryan Garcia beat Romero Duno by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 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 Canelo Alvarez beating Sergey Kovalev for the WBO World Light heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Blair Cobbs beat Carlos Ortiz Cervantes.
Garcia vs Duno stats
Ryan Garcia stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Romero Duno made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Garcia had a slight advantage in power over Duno, with a 83% knock out percentage over Duno's 76%.
Ryan Garcia was the younger man by 3 years, at 24 years old.
Garcia had a height advantage of 3 inches over Duno. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Ryan Garcia & Romero Duno fought out of an orthodox stance.
Garcia was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 11 months later than Duno, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 14 less professional rounds, 85 to Duno's 99.
Ryan Garcia went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 8 by the WBC and 7 by the WBO at lightweight.
Romero Duno was ranked number 15 by the WBC and 4 by the WBO in the 135lb division.
Garcia vs Duno form
Garcia remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Carlos Morales on 1st September 2018 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jayson Velez on 4th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had beat Fernando Vargas on 22nd March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Before that, he had defeated Noe Martinez Raygoza on 16th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Place Bell, Quebec, Canada.
He had won against Cesar Alan Valenzuela on 2nd November 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Casino Del Sol, Arizona, United States.
Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
What time did Garcia vs Duno start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Garcia vs Duno?
Garcia vs Duno was broadcast on DAZN in the US.
What were the odds on Garcia vs Duno?
Ryan Garcia was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Romero Duno made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.
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