The Avalon, California, United States
Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Gesta vs Rodriguez?
Juan Antonio Rodriguez beat Mercito Gesta by knockout in the 9th round on Thursday 21st March 2019 at The Avalon in California.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Gesta vs Rodriguez stats
Back in March 2019, Mercito Gesta stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Juan Antonio Rodriguez made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 25 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rodriguez had a massive power advantage over Gesta, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Gesta's 53%.
Mercito Gesta was the same age as Juan Antonio Rodriguez, at 31 years old.
Rodriguez had 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Mercito Gesta & Juan Antonio Rodriguez fought out of a southpaw stance.
Gesta was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2003, 3 years and 4 months earlier than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 72 more professional rounds, 270 to Rodriguez's 198.
Mercito Gesta went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBO at lightweight.
Gesta's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Gesta vs Rodriguez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at The Avalon, California, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Gesta vs Rodriguez?
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