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Who won Munguia vs Smith?
Jaime Munguia beat Liam Smith by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 21st July 2018 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 119-108, 119-110 in favor of winner Jaime Munguia.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super welterweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Machado vs Mensah for the WBA World Super Featherweight championship.
Munguia vs Smith stats
Back in July 2018, Jaime Munguia stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 29 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Liam Smith made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Munguia had a massive power advantage over Smith, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Smith's 54%.
Jaime Munguia was the younger man by 9 years, at 21 years old.
Munguia had a height advantage of 3 inches over Smith. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Jaime Munguia & Liam Smith fought out of an orthodox stance.
Munguia was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 9 months later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 52 less professional rounds, 190 to Smith's 242.
Liam Smith was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 154lb division.
Munguia vs Smith form
Munguia remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Sadam Ali on 12th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Johnny Navarrete on 17th March 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Arena José Sulaimán, Nuevo León, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jose Carlos Paz on 10th February 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Plaza de Toros, Quintana Roo.
Before that, he had won against Paul Valenzuela Jr on 9th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Nevada, United States.
He had beat Uriel Gonzalez on 2nd September 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Gimnasio Manuel Bernardo Aguirre, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Smith had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Liam Williams on 11th November 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Liam Williams on 8th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on 17th September 2016 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Texas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Predrag Radosevic on 4th June 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
He had defeated ‘Jimmy’ Kilrain Kelly on 19th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jaime Munguia had been fighting more than Liam Smith.
Going to this contest, Jaime Munguia had last fought 2 months and 9 days ago, while Liam Smith's last outing had been 8 months and 10 days ago.
Munguia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 10 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Munguia vs Smith start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Munguia vs Smith?
Jaime Munguia was a 3/25 (-830) favourite going into the contest, while Liam Smith made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.