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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, Yordenis Ugas defeated Omar Figueroa Jr, Sergey Lipinets was victorious over Jayar Inson and Efe Ajagba beat Ali Eren Demirezen.
Nery vs Payano stats
Back in July 2019, 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 11 years, at 24 years old.
Both Luis Nery & Juan Carlos Payano fought out of a southpaw stance.
Nery was arguably the more 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 1 more professional rounds, 175 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 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Damien Vazquez on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Naoya Inoue on 7th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Alexis Santiago on 22nd August 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sam's Town Hotel, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Rau’shee Warren on 18th June 2016 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at UIC Pavilion, Chicago.
He had beat Rau’shee Warren on 2nd August 2015 by split decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at Full Sail University, Winter Park.
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 4 months and 4 days ago, while Juan Carlos Payano's last outing had been 4 months and 11 days ago.
Nery's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 4 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 3 years, 11 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 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.