Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Garcia vs Rodriguez?
Ryan Garcia beat Braulio Rodriguez by knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 15th December 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Rocky Fielding losing to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez for the WBA World Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Tevin Farmer beat Francisco Fonseca for the IBF World Junior Lightweight belt and Sadam Ali defeated Mauricio Herrera.
Garcia vs Rodriguez stats
Ryan Garcia stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Braulio Rodriguez made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rodriguez had a slight advantage in power over Garcia, with a 89% knock out percentage over Garcia's 81%.
Ryan Garcia was the younger man by 10 years, at 23 years old.
Garcia had a height advantage of 2 inches over Rodriguez.
Both Ryan Garcia & Braulio Rodriguez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Garcia was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 5 year later than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 67 to Rodriguez's 84.
Garcia vs Rodriguez 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 beat Romero Duno on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Jose Lopez on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Braulio Rodriguez on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had beat Carlos Morales on 1st September 2018 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
He had defeated 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 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What time did Garcia vs Rodriguez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Garcia vs Rodriguez?
Ryan Garcia was a 1/50 (-4999) favourite going into the contest, while Braulio Rodriguez made his way into the ring at 27/2 (+1350) with oddsmakers.