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Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Mauricio Herrera report
Who won Ortiz Jr vs Herrera?
Vergil Ortiz Jr beat Mauricio Herrera by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 4th May 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez beating Daniel Jacobs for the IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Lamont Roach defeated Jonathan Oquendo, John Ryder was victorious over Bilal Akkawy for the WBA Interim World Super Middleweight title and Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz beat Freddy Fonseca.
Ortiz Jr vs Herrera stats
Vergil Ortiz Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mauricio Herrera made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ortiz Jr had a massive power advantage over Herrera, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Herrera's 29%.
Vergil Ortiz Jr was the younger man by 18 years, at 25 years old.
Ortiz Jr had a height advantage of 3 inches over Herrera. Despite this, Herrera had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Vergil Ortiz Jr & Mauricio Herrera fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ortiz Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 8 year and 11 months later than Herrera, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 185 less professional rounds, 69 to Herrera's 254.
Vergil Ortiz Jr went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBO at super lightweight.
Ortiz Jr vs Herrera form
Ortiz Jr remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jesus A Valdez on 26th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Toyota Center, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Roberto Ortiz on 15th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Juan Carlos Salgado on 23rd July 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Belasco Theater, California.
Before that, he had won against Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez on 22nd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
He had beat Evandro Cavalheiro on 16th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Poliforum Benito Juarez, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Ortiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Herrera's last 3 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 2 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.7 rounds on average.
What time did Ortiz Jr vs Herrera start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Ortiz Jr vs Herrera?
Ortiz Jr vs Herrera was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Action.
What were the odds on Ortiz Jr vs Herrera?
Vergil Ortiz Jr was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Mauricio Herrera made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.
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