Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Gongora vs Richards?
Lerrone Richards beat Carlos Gongora by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 18th December 2021 at Manchester Arena in Lancashire.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 113-115, 113-115 in favor of winner Lerrone Richards.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Joseph Parker beating Dereck Chisora. Also, on the undercard Jack Cullen lost to Kevin Lele Sadjo, Zelfa Barrett defeated Bruno Tarimo and Alen Babic was victorious over David Spilmont.
Gongora vs Richards stats
Carlos Gongora stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lerrone Richards made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Gongora had a massive power advantage over Richards, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Richards' 20%.
Carlos Gongora was the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Gongora had a height advantage of 2 inches over Richards. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Carlos Gongora & Lerrone Richards fought out of a southpaw stance.
Gongora was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 7 months later than Richards, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 12 less professional rounds, 95 to Richards' 107.
Carlos Gongora went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBC and 11 by the IBF at super middleweight.
Lerrone Richards was ranked number 11 by the WBO in the 168lb division.
Gongora vs Richards form
Richards remained undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Giovanni De Carolis on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Timo Laine on 4th December 2020 by points in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Lennox Clarke on 30th November 2019 by split decision in their BBBOC British Super Middleweight championship fight at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands.
Before that, he had defeated Tommy Langford on 27th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Super Middleweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Hehad won against Chris Dutton on 31st March 2018 by points in the 6th round at BT Convention Centre, Merseyside.
Gongora's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
Richards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Gongora vs Richards start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:30 PM GMT at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom, which was 2:30 PM EST or 11:30 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Gongora vs Richards?
Carlos Gongora was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Lerrone Richards made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.