Heerden vs Montes Info
Chris van Heerden beat Mahonri Montes by technical decision in their 6 round contest on Saturday 23rd March 2019 at The Hangar in California.
The scorecards were announced as 60-54, 60-54, 60-54 in favor of winner Chris van Heerden.
The fight took place over rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This was of the World Boxing Super Series.
Heerden vs Montes stats
Chris van Heerden stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mahonri Montes made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, with 24 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Montes had a large advantage in power over Heerden, boosting at 69% knock out percentage over Heerden's 46%.
Chris van Heerden was the older man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Chris van Heerden fought out of the southpaw stance, while Mahonri Montes was an orthodox fighter.
Heerden's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Montes', having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 1 month earlier than Montes, who’s first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 9 more professional rounds, 233 to Montes' 224.
Heerden vs Montes form
Chris van Heerden had beaten 2 of his last 3 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Sacky Shikukutu on 22nd October 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.
Previous to that, he had won against Steve Claggett on 16th April 2016 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Downtown Las Vegas Event Center, Nevada, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Errol Spence Jr on 11th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, Canada.
Montes had lost to all of his last 3 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jamal James on 24th August 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Ashley Theophane on 30th April 2015 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Erick Bone on 22nd August 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Mahonri Montes had been fighting more than Chris van Heerden.
Going to this contest, Chris van Heerden had last fought 3 years 9 months and 12 days ago, while Mahonri Montes' last outing had been 1 year 11 months and 10 days ago.
Heerden's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year 1 month and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
Montes' last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.3 rounds on average.