Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States
Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Ortiz Jr vs Rodriguez?
Vergil Ortiz Jr beat Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Thursday 22nd March 2018 at Fantasy Springs Casino in California.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 8 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
Ortiz Jr vs Rodriguez stats
Back in March 2018, Vergil Ortiz Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ortiz Jr had a large advantage in power over Rodriguez, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Rodriguez's 73%.
Vergil Ortiz Jr was the younger man by 6 years, at 20 years old.
Ortiz Jr had a height advantage of 3 inches over Rodriguez. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Vergil Ortiz Jr & Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ortiz Jr was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 6 year and 11 months later than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 70 to Rodriguez's 50.
Vergil Ortiz Jr went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBO at super lightweight.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez had been fighting more than Vergil Ortiz Jr.
Going to this contest, Vergil Ortiz Jr had last fought 3 months and 6 days ago, while Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez's last outing had been 2 years, 4 months and 15 days ago.
What were the odds on Ortiz Jr vs Rodriguez?
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