Dignity Health Sports Park , California, United States
Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Martinez vs Julio?
Xavier Martinez beat Deivi Julio Bassa by knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 9th February 2019 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.
The fight took place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Martinez vs Julio stats
Xavier Martinez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Deivi Julio Bassa made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Martinez had a slight advantage in power over Bassa, with a 67% knock out percentage over Bassa's 60%.
Xavier Martinez was the younger man by 16 years, at 23 years old.
Martinez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Bassa. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Xavier Martinez fought out of the orthodox stance, while Deivi Julio Bassa was a southpaw.
Martinez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 3 months later than Bassa, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 73 less professional rounds, 67 to Bassa's 140.
Martinez vs Julio form
Martinez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Deivi Julio Bassa on 9th February 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Dignity Health Sports Park , California, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Oscar Bravo on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Nevada.
Bassa had lost to all of his last 2 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Lamont Roach on 20th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Grand Oasis Arena, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Ronny Rios on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Xavier Martinez had been fighting more than Deivi Julio Bassa.
Going to this contest, Xavier Martinez had last fought 1 year, 11 months and 17 days ago, while Deivi Julio Bassa's last outing had been 2 years, 6 months and 6 days ago.
Martinez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 month and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.5 rounds on average.
Bassa's last 2 fights had come over a period of 7 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 month and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.