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 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
Back in December 2018, 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 21 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 arguably the less experienced 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 16 more professional rounds, 100 to Rodriguez's 84.
Garcia vs Rodriguez form
Garcia had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat 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 beat Jayson Velez on 4th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had won against Fernando Vargas on 22nd March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Before that, he had beat Noe Martinez Raygoza on 16th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Place Bell, Quebec, Canada.
He had defeated 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 1 year, 1 month and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 22 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 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 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Braulio Rodriguez made his way into the ring at 27/2 (+1400) with oddsmakers.