Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Hoya vs Rios?
Ronny Rios beat Diego De La Hoya by knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 13th July 2019 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBA featherweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Rey Vargas beating Tomoki Kameda for the WBC World Super Bantamweight championship. Also, on the undercard Joet Gonzalez defeated Manuel Avila.
Hoya vs Rios stats
Back in July 2019, Diego De La Hoya stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ronny Rios made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested De La Hoya had a slight advantage in power over Rios, with a 48% knock out percentage over Rios' 47%.
Diego De La Hoya was the younger man by 4 years, at 25 years old.
Rios had a height advantage of 1 inch over De La Hoya. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Diego De La Hoya & Ronny Rios fought out of an orthodox stance.
De La Hoya was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 10 months later than Rios, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 63 less professional rounds, 166 to Rios' 229.
Diego De La Hoya went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA at featherweight.
Ronny Rios was ranked number 8 by the WBA in the 126lb division.
Hoya vs Rios form
De La Hoya had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he Enrique Bernache on 13th April 2019 by in the 2nd round at Arena Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jose Salgado on 8th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Randy Caballero on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Alan Isaias Luques Castillo on 1st July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Parque La Pedrera, Villa Mercedes, Argentina.
He had beat Rocco Santomauro on 7th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Rios 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 defeated Daniel Olea on 26th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Azat Hovhannisyan on 9th March 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at The Hangar, California.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Deivi Julio Bassa on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had lost to Rey Vargas on 26th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
He had won against Jayson Velez on 21st November 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Diego De La Hoya had been fighting more than Ronny Rios.
Going to this contest, Diego De La Hoya had last fought 3 months ago, while Ronny Rios' last outing had been 2 months and 17 days ago.
De La Hoya's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Rios' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
What time did Hoya vs Rios start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Hoya vs Rios?
Hoya vs Rios was broadcast on DAZN in the US.
What were the odds on Hoya vs Rios?
Diego De La Hoya was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Ronny Rios made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.