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Xavier Martinez vs Claudio Marrero report
Who won Martinez vs Marrero?
Xavier Martinez beat Claudio Marrero by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 24th October 2020 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
The scorecards were announced as 114-112, 115-111, 114-112 in favor of winner Xavier Martinez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Sergey Lipinets beating Custio Clayton for the IBF World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Malik Hawkins lost to Subriel Matias.
Martinez vs Marrero stats
Xavier Martinez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Claudio Marrero made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Martinez had a slight advantage in power over Marrero, with a 73% knock out percentage over Marrero's 71%.
Xavier Martinez was the younger man by 9 years, at 25 years old.
Martinez had 1-inch reach advantage.
Xavier Martinez fought out of the orthodox stance, while Claudio Marrero was a southpaw.
Martinez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 4 year and 9 months later than Marrero, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 62 less professional rounds, 87 to Marrero's 149.
Xavier Martinez went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBA at super featherweight.
Claudio Marrero was ranked number 4 by the WBA in the 130lb division.
Martinez vs Marrero form
Claudio Marrero had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Kid Galahad on 8th February 2020 by in the 8th round at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Tugstsogt Nyambayar on 26th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jorge Lara on 28th April 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Don Haskins Convention Center, Texas.
Before that, he had lost to Jesus M Rojas on 15th September 2017 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Interim World Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had won against Carlos Zambrano on 29th April 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Interim World Featherweight championship fight at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas.
Martinez's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Marrero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.
What time did Martinez vs Marrero start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Martinez vs Marrero?
Martinez vs Marrero was broadcast on ShowTime in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Fite.tv PPV UK.
What were the odds on Martinez vs Marrero?
Xavier Martinez was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Claudio Marrero made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.
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