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Who won Pedraza vs Torres?
Jose Pedraza beat Antonio Lozada Jr by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 25th May 2019 at Osceola Heritage Park in Florida.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Masayuki Ito's and Jamel Herring's clash for the WBO World Junior Lightweight championship.
Pedraza vs Torres stats
Jose Pedraza stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Antonio Lozada Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 40 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 34 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lozada Jr had a massive power advantage over Pedraza, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Pedraza's 48%.
Jose Pedraza was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Lozada Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pedraza.
Both Jose Pedraza & Antonio Lozada Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.
Pedraza was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 4 year and 6 months later than Lozada Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 82 more professional rounds, 260 to Lozada Jr's 178.
Jose Pedraza went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBC and 5 by the WBO at lightweight.
Antonio Lozada Jr was ranked number 13 by the WBC in the 135lb division.
Pedraza vs Torres form
Pedraza had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Mikkel LesPierre on 2nd July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jose Zepeda on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Antonio Lozada Jr on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Osceola Heritage Park, Florida.
Before that, he had lost to Vasyl Lomachenko on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had beat Raymundo Beltran on 25th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Arizona.
Pedraza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What time did Pedraza vs Torres start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Osceola Heritage Park, Florida, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Pedraza vs Torres?
Pedraza vs Torres was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Pedraza vs Torres?
Jose Pedraza was a 17/100 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while Antonio Lozada Jr made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.