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Who won Garcia vs Salgado?
Elijah Garcia beat Kevin Salgado by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 97-92, 95-94, 97-92 in favor of winner Elijah Garcia.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis beating Ryan Garcia. Also, on the undercard Bektemir Melikuziev defeated Gabriel Rosado and David Morrell was victorious over Yamaguchi Falcao for the WBA World Super Middleweight title.
Garcia vs Salgado stats
Back in April 2023, Elijah Garcia stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Kevin Salgado made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw.
Elijah Garcia was the younger man by 6 years, at 20 years old.
Garcia had a height advantage of 1 inch over Zambrano.
Elijah Garcia fought out of the southpaw stance, while Kevin Salgado was an orthodox fighter.
Garcia was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2020, 3 year and 4 months later than Zambrano, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 24 less professional rounds, 54 to Zambrano's 78.
Elijah Garcia went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBA, 11 by the WBC and 15 by the IBF at middleweight.
Garcia vs Salgado form
Garcia remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Amilcar Vidal on 4th March 2023 by knockout in the 4th round at Toyota Arena, Ontario, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Cruse Stewart on 17th December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Edgar Valenzuela on 8th October 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson.
Before that, he had won against Rowdy Legend Montgomery on 21st May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
He had beat Antonio Louis Hernandez on 5th February 2022 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Footprint Center, Phoenix.
Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What time did Garcia vs Salgado start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 1:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Garcia vs Salgado?
Elijah Garcia was a 1/16 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Kevin Salgado made his way into the ring at 15/2 (+750) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Elijah Garcia - KO||75%|
|Elijah Garcia - Decision||25%|
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