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Who won Gonzalez vs Vargas?
Isaac Cruz Gonzalez beat Francisco Vargas by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 19th June 2021 at Toyota Center in Texas.
The scorecards were announced as 100-89, 99-90, 97-92 in favor of winner Isaac Cruz Gonzalez.
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).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jermall Charlo beating Juan Macias Montiel for the WBC World Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Angelo Leo beat Aaron Alameda.
Gonzalez vs Vargas stats
Isaac Cruz Gonzalez stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Francisco Vargas made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Gonzalez had a slight advantage in power over Vargas, with a 71% knock out percentage over Vargas' 70%.
Isaac Cruz Gonzalez was the younger man by 13 years, at 23 years old.
Vargas had a height advantage of 3 inches over Gonzalez. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Both Isaac Cruz Gonzalez & Francisco Vargas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Gonzalez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 5 year later than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 57 less professional rounds, 111 to Vargas' 168.
Isaac Cruz Gonzalez went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 11 by the WBO and 2 by the IBF at lightweight.
Francisco Vargas was ranked number 7 by the WBC in the 135lb division.
Gonzalez vs Vargas form
Francisco Vargas had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Ezequiel Aviles on 19th October 2019 by split decision in their 9 round contest at Gimnasio Rodrigo M. Quevedo, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Miguel Berchelt on 11th May 2019 by split decision in the 6th round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Convention Center, Tucson, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Stephen Smith on 9th December 2017 by technical decision in their 9 round contest at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino Events Center, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Miguel Berchelt on 28th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio.
Hehad drawn with Orlando Salido on 4th June 2016 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Gonzalez's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Gonzalez vs Vargas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Toyota Center, Texas, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Gonzalez vs Vargas?
Gonzalez vs Vargas was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Gonzalez vs Vargas?
Isaac Cruz Gonzalez was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Francisco Vargas made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.