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Who won Hector Garcia vs Roach?
Lamont Roach beat Hector Luis Garcia by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 25th November 2023 at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 113-114, 114-113, 111-116 in favor of winner Lamont Roach.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the WBA super featherweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of David Benavidez beating Demetrius Andrade for the WBC Interim World Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Jermall Charlo beat Jose Benavidez, Subriel Matias defeated Shohjahon Ergashev for the IBF World Junior Welterweight title, Sergey Lipinets was defeated by Michel Rivera, Pablo Vicente lost to Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov and Vito Mielnicki Jr defeated Alexis Salazar.
Hector Garcia vs Roach stats
Hector Luis Garcia stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Lamont Roach made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw.
Hector Luis Garcia was the older man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Garcia had a height advantage of 2 inches over Roach. Despite this, Roach had 1-inch reach advantage.
Hector Luis Garcia fought out of the southpaw stance, while Lamont Roach was an orthodox fighter.
Garcia was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 10 months later than Roach, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 52 less professional rounds, 112 to Roach's 164.
Lamont Roach was ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 130lb division.
Hector Garcia vs Roach form
Garcia had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 7th January 2023 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Capital One Arena, Washington, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Roger Gutierrez on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Featherweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
Going into that contest, he had beat Chris Colbert on 26th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Isaac Avelar on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Armory, Minneapolis.
He had won against Miguel Moreno Gonzalez on 21st July 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Pabellon de Boleibol, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Lamont Roach had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Angel Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Crypto.com Arena, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Rene Alvarado on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at AT&T Center, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jamel Herring on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Chukchansi Park, California.
Before that, he had beat Jonathan Oquendo on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had won against Alberto Mercado on 15th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Hector Luis Garcia had been fighting more than Lamont Roach.
Going to this contest, Hector Luis Garcia had last fought 10 months and 18 days ago, while Lamont Roach's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 9 days ago.
Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Roach's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.8 rounds on average.
What time did Hector Garcia vs Roach start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:10 PM EST / 5:10 PM PST at Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 1:10 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Hector Garcia vs Roach?
Hector Luis Garcia was a 4/11 (-280) favourite going into the contest, while Lamont Roach made his way into the ring at 2/1 (+200) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Lamont Roach - Decision||40%|
|Hector Luis Garcia - Decision||40%|
|Hector Luis Garcia - KO||20%|
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