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Mark Magsayo vs Rey Vargas report
Who won Magsayo vs Vargas?
Rey Vargas beat Mark Magsayo by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 9th July 2022 at Alamodome in San Antonio.
The scorecards were announced as 114-113, 115-112, 115-112 in favor of winner Rey Vargas.
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 WBC featherweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Brandon Figueroa was victorious over Carlos Castro and Frank Martin beat Jackson Marinez.
Magsayo vs Vargas stats
Mark Magsayo stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Rey Vargas made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 35 wins and 0 draws, with 22 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Magsayo had a slight advantage in power over Vargas, with a 67% knock out percentage over Vargas' 63%.
Mark Magsayo was the younger man by 5 years, at 27 years old.
Vargas had a height advantage of 2 inches over Magsayo. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Mark Magsayo & Rey Vargas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Magsayo was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 year and 1 month later than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 79 less professional rounds, 155 to Vargas' 234.
Rey Vargas was ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 126lb division.
Magsayo vs Vargas form
Magsayo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Gary Russell Jr on 22nd January 2022 by majority decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Borgata Hotel Casino, New Jersey, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Julio Ceja on 21st August 2021 by knockout in the 10th round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Pablo Cruz on 10th April 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Before that, he had beat Rigoberto Hermosillo on 3rd October 2020 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Microsoft Theater, California.
He had defeated Pungluang Sor Singyu on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Bohol Wisdom School Gym, Bohol, Philippines.
Rey Vargas had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Mark Magsayo on 9th July 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Leonardo Baez on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Tomoki Kameda on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Before that, he had beat Franklin Manzanilla on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
He had won against Azat Hovhannisyan on 12th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Mark Magsayo had been fighting more than Rey Vargas.
Going to this contest, Mark Magsayo had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 6 days ago, while Rey Vargas' last outing had been 10 months and 19 days ago.
Magsayo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
What time did Magsayo vs Vargas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Alamodome, San Antonio, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Magsayo vs Vargas?
The ShowTime show is expected to begin at 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 2:00 AM (BTS).
What were the odds on Magsayo vs Vargas?
Mark Magsayo was a 91/100 (-110) underdog going into the contest, while Rey Vargas made his way into the ring at 91/100 (-110) with oddsmakers.