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Who won Mendez vs Mendoza?
Wilfredo Mendez beat Gabriel Mendoza by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 8th February 2020 at Hotel El Panama in Panama City.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds .
This contest was for the WBO championship of the world.
Mendez vs Mendoza stats
Wilfredo Mendez stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Gabriel Mendoza made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 6 loses and 2 draws, with 23 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Mendoza had a massive power advantage over Mendez, boosting at 77% knock out percentage over Mendez's 33%.
Wilfredo Mendez was the younger man by 17 years, at 24 years old.
Mendez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Mendoza.
Wilfredo Mendez fought out of the southpaw stance, while Gabriel Mendoza was an orthodox fighter.
Mendez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 22 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 7 year and 6 months later than Mendoza, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 52 less professional rounds, 110 to Mendoza's 162.
Mendez's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Mendez vs Mendoza?
Wilfredo Mendez was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Gabriel Mendoza made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.