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Ryan Garcia vs Jayson Velez report
Who won Garcia vs Velez?
Ryan Garcia beat Jayson Velez by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Friday 4th May 2018 at StubHub Center in Carson.
The scorecards were announced as 99-91, 99-91, 99-91 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).
The undercard featured the clash of Sullivan vs Abreu.
Garcia vs Velez stats
Ryan Garcia stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jayson Velez made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Garcia had a large advantage in power over Velez, boosting at 93% knock out percentage over Velez's 69%.
Ryan Garcia was the younger man by 11 years, at 24 years old.
Garcia had a height advantage of 1 inch over Velez. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Ryan Garcia & Jayson Velez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Garcia was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 8 year and 7 months later than Velez, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 146 less professional rounds, 85 to Velez's 231.
Ryan Garcia went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBA and 8 by the WBO at super featherweight.
Jayson Velez was ranked number 15 by the IBF in the 130lb division.
Garcia vs Velez 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 Luke Campbell on 2nd January 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Francisco Fonseca on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, California.
Before that, he had beat Romero Duno on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Jose Lopez on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Jayson Velez had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Rene Alvarado on 15th July 2016 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 26th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Oracle Arena, Oakland.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Ronny Rios on 21st November 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Daniel Ramirez on 4th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Belasco Theater, Los Angeles.
He had drawn with Evgeny Gradovich on 29th November 2014 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at CenturyLink Center, Omaha.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ryan Garcia had been fighting more than Jayson Velez.
Going to this contest, Ryan Garcia had last fought 11 months and 21 days ago, while Jayson Velez's last outing had been 6 years, 8 months and 15 days ago.
Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
Velez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 4 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 8 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What time did Garcia vs Velez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at StubHub Center, Carson, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Garcia vs Velez?
Ryan Garcia was a 1/20 (-2000) favourite going into the contest, while Jayson Velez made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.
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