Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Lara vs Marrero?
Claudio Marrero beat Jorge Lara by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 28th April 2018 at Don Haskins Convention Center in Texas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Anthony Dirrell's and Abraham Han's clash.
Lara vs Marrero stats
Back in April 2018, Jorge Lara stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 29 wins, zero loses and 2 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Claudio Marrero made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Marrero had a slight advantage in power over Lara, with a 73% knock out percentage over Lara's 72%.
Jorge Lara was the younger man by 2 years, at 27 years old.
Marrero had a height advantage of 2 inches over Lara. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Jorge Lara & Claudio Marrero fought out of a southpaw stance.
Lara's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Marrero's, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 month earlier than Marrero, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 12 less professional rounds, 137 to Marrero's 149.
Lara vs Marrero form
Jorge Lara had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Oktay Takalak on 28th January 2017 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Fernando Montiel on 30th April 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at StubHub Center, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Jesus M Rojas on 8th September 2015 by knockout in the 10th round at Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood.
Before that, he had won against Mario Macias Rorozco on 7th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had beat Jovanny Soto on 11th October 2014 by knockout in the 4th round at Oasis Hotel Complex, Cancun, Mexico.
Lara's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Marrero's last 2 fights had come over a period of 11 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
What time did Lara vs Marrero start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Don Haskins Convention Center, Texas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Lara vs Marrero?
Lara vs Marrero was broadcast on FOX in the US.
What were the odds on Lara vs Marrero?
Jorge Lara was a 17/100 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while Claudio Marrero made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.