MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Imam vs Molina?
Javier Molina beat Amir Imam by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest on Saturday 22nd February 2020 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 73-79, 74-78, 74-78 in favor of winner Javier Molina.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Deontay Wilder losing to Tyson Fury for the WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Charles Martin beat Gerald Washington, Emanuel Navarrete defeated Jeo Santisima for the WBO World Junior Featherweight title and Sebastian Fundora was victorious over Daniel Lewis.
Imam vs Molina stats
Amir Imam stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Javier Molina made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Imam had a massive power advantage over Molina, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Molina's 43%.
Amir Imam was the younger man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Imam had 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Amir Imam & Javier Molina fought out of an orthodox stance.
Imam was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 year and 7 months later than Molina, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 39 less professional rounds, 105 to Molina's 144.
Imam's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.5 rounds on average.
What time did Imam vs Molina start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Imam vs Molina?
Amir Imam was a 11/25 (-227) favourite going into the contest, while Javier Molina made his way into the ring at 163/100 (+163) with oddsmakers.