Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Garcia vs Morales?
Ryan Garcia beat Carlos Morales by majority decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 1st September 2018 at Fantasy Springs Casino in California.
The scorecards were announced as 98-92, 95-95, 98-92 in favor of winner Ryan Garcia.
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).
Garcia vs Morales stats
Ryan Garcia stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Carlos Morales made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 3 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Garcia had a massive power advantage over Morales, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Morales' 35%.
Ryan Garcia was the younger man by 8 years, at 24 years old.
Garcia had a height advantage of 1 inch over Morales. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Ryan Garcia & Carlos Morales fought out of an orthodox stance.
Garcia was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 4 year and 4 months later than Morales, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 72 less professional rounds, 85 to Morales' 157.
Ryan Garcia went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA and 4 by the WBO at super featherweight.
Carlos Morales was ranked number 5 by the WBA in the 130lb division.
Garcia vs Morales form
Garcia remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Emmanuel Tagoe on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Alamodome, San Antonio, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Francisco Fonseca on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Romero Duno on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Jose Lopez on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
He had defeated Braulio Rodriguez on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
What time did Garcia vs Morales start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Garcia vs Morales?
Garcia vs Morales was broadcast on Facebook Watch in the US.
What were the odds on Garcia vs Morales?
Ryan Garcia was a 3/100 (-3333) favourite going into the contest, while Carlos Morales made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.