Martinez vs Harris Info
Julio Cesar Martinez beat Jay Harris 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, 115-112, 118-109 in favor of winner Julio Cesar Martinez.
The fight took place over rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
This contest was for the WBC flyweight championship of the world.
Martinez vs Harris stats
Julio Cesar Martinez stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jay Harris made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and draws, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Martinez had a large advantage in power over Harris, boosting at 80% knock out percentage over Harris' 53%.
Julio Cesar Martinez was the younger man by 5 years, at 25 years old.
Harris had a height advantage of 1 inch over Martinez.
Both Julio Cesar Martinez & Jay Harris fought out of an orthodox stance.
Martinez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 2 months later than Harris, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 78 to Harris' 93.
Jay Harris was ranked number 5 by the WBC in the 112lb division.
Martinez vs Harris form
Julio Cesar Martinez had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he Charlie Edwards on 31st August 2019 by in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Andrew Selby on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at Centro de Espectáculos del Recinto Ferial, Metepec, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had beat Irvin Ordaz on 26th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Lienzo Charro, Jalisco.
Before that, he had won against Victor Ruiz on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Gasmart Stadium, Baja California.
He had beat Juan Luis Lopez on 11th August 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal.
Harris had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Paddy Barnes on 11th October 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Ulster Hall, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Angel Moreno on 1st June 2019 by points in the 12th round at Vale Sports Arena, Wales.
Going into that contest, he had won against Brett Fidoe on 1st March 2019 by points in the 6th round at Vale Sports Arena, Wales.
Before that, he had defeated Ross Murray on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their CBC Commonwealth Flyweight championship fight at York Hall, London.
He had beat Cristian Narvaez on 11th August 2018 by points in the 6th round at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, Wales.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Julio Cesar Martinez had been fighting more than Jay Harris.
Going to this contest, Julio Cesar Martinez had last fought 1 year and 21 days ago, while Jay Harris' last outing had been 11 months and 10 days ago.
Martinez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
Harris' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 2 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
What time did Martinez vs Harris start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 pm EST / 6:00 pm PST at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States, which was around 2:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Martinez vs Harris?
Martinez vs Harris was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Arena.