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Ryan Garcia vs Fernando Vargas report
Who won Garcia vs Vargas?
Ryan Garcia beat Fernando Vargas by knockout in the 1st round on Thursday 22nd March 2018 at Fantasy Springs Casino in California.
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 Vargas stats
Ryan Garcia stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Fernando Vargas made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 13 loses and 3 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Garcia had a large advantage in power over Vargas, boosting at 92% knock out percentage over Vargas' 66%.
Ryan Garcia was the younger man by 10 years, at 24 years old.
Both Ryan Garcia & Fernando Vargas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Garcia was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 35 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 9 year and 9 months later than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 103 less professional rounds, 85 to Vargas' 188.
Garcia vs Vargas form
Garcia remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Romero Duno on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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 won against Carlos Morales on 1st September 2018 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
He had beat 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 4 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
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