Auditorio GNP Seguros, Puebla, Mexico
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Marriaga vs Vargas?
Miguel Marriaga beat Alfredo Mejia Vargas by knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 7th December 2019 at Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 8 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Marriaga vs Vargas stats
Miguel Marriaga stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alfredo Mejia Vargas made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 3 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Marriaga had a massive power advantage over Vargas, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Vargas' 36%.
Miguel Marriaga was the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Both Miguel Marriaga & Alfredo Mejia Vargas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Marriaga was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 years and 8 months earlier than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 96 more professional rounds, 198 to Vargas' 102.
Marriaga vs Vargas form
Miguel Marriaga had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Ruben Cervera on 11th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Convention Center, Arizona, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jose Estrella on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Don Haskins Center, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Derlinson Buriel on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Plaza de la Aduana, Cartagena, Colombia.
Before that, he had been beaten by Vasyl Lomachenko on 5th August 2017 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Nokia Theater, Los Angeles, United States.
He had lost to Oscar Valdez on 22nd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Marriaga's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Marriaga vs Vargas?
Miguel Marriaga was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Alfredo Mejia Vargas made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.