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Who won Nery vs Castro?
Luis Nery beat Carlos Castro by split decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 5th February 2022 at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 94-95, 95-94, 96-93 in favor of winner Luis Nery.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Keith Thurman beating Mario Barrios for the WBC World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Abel Ramos lost to Lucas Santamaria and Leo Santa Cruz defeated Keenan Carbajal.
Nery vs Castro stats
Luis Nery stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Carlos Castro made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 27 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Nery had a massive power advantage over Castro, boosting at 77% knock out percentage over Castro's 44%.
Luis Nery was the younger man by 1 year, at 27 years old.
Castro had a height advantage of 2 inches over Nery.
Luis Nery fought out of the southpaw stance, while Carlos Castro was an orthodox fighter.
Nery's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Castro's, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 month earlier than Castro, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 3 less professional rounds, 159 to Castro's 162.
Luis Nery went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBC and 12 by the WBO at super bantamweight.
Carlos Castro was ranked number 13 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF in the 122lb division.
Nery vs Castro form
Nery had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Brandon Figueroa on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Aaron Alameda on 26th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Going into that contest, he had won against Juan Carlos Payano on 20th July 2019 by knockout in the 9th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat McJoe Arroyo on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
He had defeated Renson Robles on 1st December 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Arena Pavillón del Norte, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico.
Castro had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Oscar Escandon on 21st August 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Cesar Juarez on 9th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jesus Ruiz on 21st February 2020 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Celebrity Theater, Arizona.
Before that, he had beat Daniel Lozano on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Arizona.
He had won against Mario Diaz on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Convention Center, Arizona.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Carlos Castro had been fighting more than Luis Nery.
Going to this contest, Luis Nery had last fought 1 year, 3 months and 3 days ago, while Carlos Castro's last outing had been 11 months and 28 days ago.
Nery's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Castro's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Nery vs Castro start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST at Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 12:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Nery vs Castro?
Luis Nery was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Carlos Castro made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.