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Who won Garcia vs Fonseca?
Ryan Garcia beat Francisco Fonseca by knockout in the 1st round on Friday 14th February 2020 at Honda Center in California.
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).
Also, on the undercard Jorge Linares was victorious over Carlos Morales, Blair Cobbs beat Samuel Kotey Neequaye and Alexis Rocha defeated Brad Solomon.
Garcia vs Fonseca stats
Ryan Garcia stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Francisco Fonseca made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Garcia had a slight advantage in power over Fonseca, with a 84% knock out percentage over Fonseca's 76%.
Ryan Garcia was the younger man by 4 years, at 23 years old.
Both Ryan Garcia & Francisco Fonseca fought out of an orthodox stance.
Garcia was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 year and 5 months later than Fonseca, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 93 less professional rounds, 67 to Fonseca's 160.
Ryan Garcia went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC and 6 by the WBO at lightweight.
Garcia vs Fonseca 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 Romero Duno on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jose Lopez on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Braulio Rodriguez on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Carlos Morales on 1st September 2018 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
He had won against Jayson Velez on 4th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson.
Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Fonseca's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.7 rounds on average.
What time did Garcia vs Fonseca start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Honda Center, California, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Garcia vs Fonseca?
Ryan Garcia was a 1/50 (-4999) favourite going into the contest, while Francisco Fonseca made his way into the ring at 12/1 (+1200) with oddsmakers.