Feb 25 2017
Saturday

Ice Arena, Hull, United Kingdom

12 rounds contest @ Super Bantamweight
28-0-0 
MD 12

Score cards

  • 114-114
  • 117-111
  • 116-112
MD 12
16-0-2

Your Scorecard

Belts on The Line

WBC World Super Bantamweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
36
5' 8" / 172 cm
Height
5' 10" / 177 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOUDTKOUDUD
Form
PTSUDUDUDUD
28
Wins
16
22
By KO
4
79
KO%
25
0
Loses
0
Draws
2
2010
Debut
2010

Tape rankings @ Super Bantamweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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2
WBC
1
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WBO
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IBF
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Rey Vargas vs Gavin McDonnell report

Who won McDonnell vs Vargas?

Rey Vargas beat Gavin McDonnell by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 25th February 2017 at Ice Arena in Hull.

The scorecards were announced as 114-114, 117-111, 116-112 in favor of winner Rey Vargas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).

This contest was for the WBC super bantamweight championship of the world.

McDonnell vs Vargas stats

Rey Vargas stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 28 wins, zero loses and 0  draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Gavin McDonnell made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 2 draws, with 4 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Vargas had a massive power advantage over McDonnell, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over McDonnell's 25%.

Rey Vargas was the younger man by 4 years, at 32 years old.

McDonnell had a height advantage of 2 inches over Vargas.

Both Rey Vargas & Gavin McDonnell fought out of an orthodox stance.

Vargas was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 7 months earlier than McDonnell, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 222 more professional rounds, 222 to McDonnell's 0.

Rey Vargas went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC at super bantamweight.

Gavin McDonnell was ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 122lb division.

McDonnell vs Vargas form

Vargas remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Alexis Boureima Kabore on 11th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Mexico.

Previous to that, he had won against Christian Esquivel on 27th February 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Lucian Gonzalez on 5th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Centro de Espectáculos del Recinto Ferial, Metepec, Mexico.

Before that, he had defeated Edward Mansito on 23rd May 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Centro de Espectáculos del Recinto Ferial, Metepec.

He had won against Nestor Hugo Paniagua on 24th January 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Centro de Convenciones Azul, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.

Gavin McDonnell had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jorge Sanchez on 27th February 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jeremy Parodi on 24th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.

Going into that contest, he had beat Oleksandr Yegorov on 28th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.

Before that, he had won against Vusi Malinga on 25th October 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Hull Arena, Hull.

He had drawn with Josh Wale on 21st May 2014 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their BBBOC British Super Bantamweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Rey Vargas had been fighting more than Gavin McDonnell.

Going to this contest, Rey Vargas had last fought 6 years, 5 months and 20 days ago, while Gavin McDonnell's last outing had been 6 years, 9 months and 4 days ago.

Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 10 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.

McDonnell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 6 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.

What time did McDonnell vs Vargas start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Ice Arena, Hull, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

What were the odds on McDonnell vs Vargas?

Rey Vargas was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Gavin McDonnell made his way into the ring at 19/10 (+190) with oddsmakers.

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Result

Rey

Vargas

Gavin

McDonnell

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total score

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Round 1

Vargas
draw
McDonnell
Fight Finished Early

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Winner announced as

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Rey Vargas

Gavin McDonnell

108

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120

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