Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Lopez vs Rojas?
Jesus M Rojas beat Abraham Lopez by technical knockout in the 8th round on Friday 5th May 2017 at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas.
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).
Lopez vs Rojas stats
Abraham Lopez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jesus M Rojas made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rojas had a slight advantage in power over Lopez, with a 71% knock out percentage over Lopez's 68%.
Abraham Lopez was the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Lopez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Rojas. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Abraham Lopez & Jesus M Rojas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Lopez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 year later than Rojas, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 52 less professional rounds, 112 to Rojas' 164.
Abraham Lopez went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA and 10 by the IBF at featherweight.
Jesus M Rojas was ranked number 4 by the WBA in the 126lb division.
Rojas' last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.3 rounds on average.
What time did Lopez vs Rojas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Lopez vs Rojas?
Abraham Lopez was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Jesus M Rojas made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.