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Who won Haney vs Gamboa?
Devin Haney beat Yuriorkis Gamboa by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 7th November 2020 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida.
The scorecards were announced as 118-109, 120-107, 120-107 in favor of winner Devin Haney.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the WBC lightweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Zhilei Zhang beat Devin Vargas and Filip Hrgovic defeated Rydell Booker.
Haney vs Gamboa stats
Back in November 2020, Devin Haney stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Yuriorkis Gamboa made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Haney had a slight advantage in power over Gamboa, with a 63% knock out percentage over Gamboa's 60%.
Devin Haney was the younger man by 16 years, at 22 years old.
Haney had a height advantage of 4 inches over Gamboa. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Devin Haney & Yuriorkis Gamboa fought out of an orthodox stance.
Haney was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 8 year and 7 months later than Gamboa, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 26 less professional rounds, 198 to Gamboa's 224.
Yuriorkis Gamboa was ranked number 10 by the WBC in the 135lb division.
Haney vs Gamboa form
Haney remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Alfredo Santiago Alvarez on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Zaur Abdullaev on 13th September 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBC Interim World Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Antonio Moran on 25th May 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
Before that, he had won against Xolisani Ndongeni on 11th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at StageWorks of Louisiana, Shreveport.
He had beat Juan Carlos Burgos on 28th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Pechanga Resort & Casino, California.
Gamboa had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 28th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Roman Martinez on 27th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jason Sosa on 25th November 2017 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had been beaten by Robinson Castellanos on 5th May 2017 by majority decision in the 7th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Rene Alvarado on 11th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Devin Haney had been fighting more than Yuriorkis Gamboa.
Going to this contest, Devin Haney had last fought 11 months and 29 days ago, while Yuriorkis Gamboa's last outing had been 10 months and 10 days ago.
Haney's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Gamboa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Haney vs Gamboa start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Haney vs Gamboa?
Haney vs Gamboa was broadcast on DAZN in the US.
What were the odds on Haney vs Gamboa?
Devin Haney was a 1/10 (-1000) favourite going into the contest, while Yuriorkis Gamboa made his way into the ring at 41/4 (+1000) with oddsmakers.