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Who won Monroe Jr vs Maciel?
Willie Monroe Jr beat Javier Francisco Maciel by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Friday 24th August 2018 at Minneapolis Armory in Minnesota.
The scorecards were announced as 99-91 in favor of winner Willie Monroe Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of James vs Montes.
Monroe Jr vs Maciel stats
Back in August 2018, Willie Monroe Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Javier Francisco Maciel made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 23 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Maciel had a massive power advantage over Monroe Jr, boosting at 70% knock out percentage over Monroe Jr's 27%.
Willie Monroe Jr was the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Monroe Jr had a height advantage of 3 inches over Maciel.
Willie Monroe Jr fought out of the southpaw stance, while Javier Francisco Maciel was an orthodox fighter.
Monroe Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 6 months later than Maciel, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 180 to Maciel's 197.
Monroe Jr vs Maciel form
Willie Monroe Jr had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Billy Joe Saunders on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Gabriel Rosado on 17th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at AT&T Stadium, Texas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat John Thompson on 11th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
Before that, he had been beaten by Gennady Golovkin on 16th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.
He had won against Brian Vera on 16th January 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
Monroe Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Monroe Jr vs Maciel start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Monroe Jr vs Maciel?
Monroe Jr vs Maciel was broadcast on Fox Sport 1 in the US.
What were the odds on Monroe Jr vs Maciel?
Willie Monroe Jr was a 1/10 (-1000) favourite going into the contest, while Javier Francisco Maciel made his way into the ring at 11/2 (+550) with oddsmakers.