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Who won Nery vs Payano?
Luis Nery beat Juan Carlos Payano by knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 20th July 2019 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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 fight appeared on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao beating Keith Thurman for the WBA Super World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Caleb Plant beat Mike Lee for the IBF World Super Middleweight belt, Sergey Lipinets defeated Jayar Inson, Efe Ajagba was victorious over Ali Eren Demirezen and Yordenis Ugas beat Omar Figueroa Jr.
Nery vs Payano stats
Luis Nery stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 29 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Juan Carlos Payano made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Nery had a massive power advantage over Payano, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Payano's 43%.
Luis Nery was the younger man by 10 years, at 28 years old.
Both Luis Nery & Juan Carlos Payano fought out of a southpaw stance.
Nery was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 8 months later than Payano, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 12 less professional rounds, 162 to Payano's 174.
Luis Nery went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA and 1 by the WBC at bantamweight.
Juan Carlos Payano was ranked number 10 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC and 10 by the WBO in the 118lb division.
Nery vs Payano form
Luis Nery had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against McJoe Arroyo on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at AT&T Stadium, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Renson Robles on 1st December 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Arena Pavillón del Norte, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jason Canoy on 6th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Gasmart Stadium, Baja California.
Before that, he had defeated Shinsuke Yamanaka on 1st March 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.
He had won against Arthur Villanueva on 4th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Gasmart Stadium, Baja California, Mexico.
Juan Carlos Payano had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Daniel Roman on 26th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Luis Nery on 20th July 2019 by knockout in the 9th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Damien Vazquez on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Before that, he had lost to Naoya Inoue on 7th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
He had beat Alexis Santiago on 22nd August 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sam's Town Hotel, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Luis Nery had been fighting more than Juan Carlos Payano.
Going to this contest, Luis Nery had last fought 3 years, 10 months and 15 days ago, while Juan Carlos Payano's last outing had been 2 years, 4 months and 5 days ago.
Nery's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Payano's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Nery vs Payano start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 1:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Nery vs Payano?
Luis Nery was a 1/20 (-2000) favourite going into the contest, while Juan Carlos Payano made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.