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Devin Haney vs Alfredo Santiago Alvarez report
Who won Haney vs Santiago?
Devin Haney beat Alfredo Santiago Alvarez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 9th November 2019 at Staples Center in LA.
The scorecards were announced as 120-107, 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.
This fight appeared on the undercard of KSI beating Logan Paul. Also, on the undercard Billy Joe Saunders beat Marcelo Esteban Coceres for the WBO World Super Middleweight belt.
Haney vs Santiago stats
Devin Haney stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alfredo Santiago Alvarez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Haney had a massive power advantage over Alvarez, boosting at 65% knock out percentage over Alvarez's 33%.
Devin Haney was the younger man by 4 years, at 24 years old.
Alvarez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Haney.
Both Devin Haney & Alfredo Santiago Alvarez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Haney was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 6 months later than Alvarez, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 94 more professional rounds, 186 to Alvarez's 92.
Haney vs Santiago form
Haney remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Antonio Moran on 25th May 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
Going into that contest, he had won against Xolisani Ndongeni on 11th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at StageWorks of Louisiana, Shreveport.
Before that, he had beat Juan Carlos Burgos on 28th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Pechanga Resort & Casino, California.
He had defeated Mason Menard on 11th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania.
Haney's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Haney vs Santiago start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Staples Center, LA, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Haney vs Santiago?
Haney vs Santiago was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Box Office HD.
What were the odds on Haney vs Santiago?
Devin Haney was a 1/50 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Alfredo Santiago Alvarez made his way into the ring at 12/1 (+1200) with oddsmakers.
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