Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won M.Garcia vs Vargas?
Mikey Garcia beat Jessie Vargas by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 29th February 2020 at The Ford Center at The Star in Texas.
The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 116-111, 114-113 in favor of winner Mikey Garcia.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Also, on the undercard Kal Yafai was defeated by Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez for the WBA World Super Flyweight championship, Julio Cesar Martinez beat Jay Harris for the WBC World Flyweight belt and Joseph Parker defeated Shawndell Terell Winters.
M.Garcia vs Vargas stats
Mikey Garcia stepped into the ring with a record of 39 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 30 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jessie Vargas made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Garcia had a massive power advantage over Vargas, boosting at 77% knock out percentage over Vargas' 38%.
Mikey Garcia was the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Vargas had a height advantage of 3 inches over Garcia. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Mikey Garcia & Jessie Vargas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Garcia was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 248 to Vargas' 263.
Mikey Garcia went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA at welterweight.
Jessie Vargas was ranked number 4 by the WBO in the 147lb division.
M.Garcia vs Vargas form
Garcia had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Errol Spence Jr on 16th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Robert Easter Jr on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight and WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Going into that contest, he had beat Sergey Lipinets on 10th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas.
Before that, he had won against Adrien Broner on 29th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
He had beat Dejan Zlaticanin on 28th January 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Vargas had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Sadam Ali on 5th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at DC Armory, Washington, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Timothy Bradley Jr on 27th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Antonio DeMarco on 23rd November 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Before that, he had won against Anton Novikov on 2nd August 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States.
He had defeated Khabib Allakhverdiev on 12th April 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Mikey Garcia had been fighting more than Jessie Vargas.
Going to this contest, Mikey Garcia had last fought 3 years, 8 months and 20 days ago, while Jessie Vargas' last outing had been 6 years, 9 months and 1 day ago.
Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 7 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
What time did M.Garcia vs Vargas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on M.Garcia vs Vargas?
Mikey Garcia was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Jessie Vargas made his way into the ring at 333/100 (+330) with oddsmakers.