The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won McDonnell vs Vargas?
Jamie McDonnell beat Fernando Vargas by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 9th April 2016 at The O2 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This contest was for the WBA bantamweight championship of the world.
McDonnell vs Vargas stats
Back in April 2016, Jamie McDonnell stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Fernando Vargas made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 9 loses and 3 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Vargas had a large advantage in power over McDonnell, boosting at 69% knock out percentage over McDonnell's 44%.
Jamie McDonnell was the older man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Both Jamie McDonnell & Fernando Vargas fought out of an orthodox stance.
McDonnell's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Vargas', having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2005, 11 months earlier than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 58 more professional rounds, 246 to Vargas' 188.
McDonnell's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
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