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Who won Rigondeaux vs Solis?
Guillermo Rigondeaux beat Liborio Solis by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 8th February 2020 at Allentown in Pennsylvania.
The scorecards were announced as 112-115, 116-111, 115-112 in favor of winner Guillermo Rigondeaux.
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 contest was for the WBA bantamweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Gary Russell Jr beating Tugstsogt Nyambayar for the WBC World Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Jaime Arboleda defeated Jayson Velez for the WBA World Super Featherweight belt.
Rigondeaux vs Solis stats
Back in February 2020, Guillermo Rigondeaux stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Liborio Solis made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rigondeaux had a large advantage in power over Solis, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Solis' 47%.
Guillermo Rigondeaux was the older man by 2 years, at 40 years old.
Solis had 2-inch reach advantage.
Guillermo Rigondeaux fought out of the southpaw stance, while Liborio Solis was an orthodox fighter.
Rigondeaux was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 year and 5 months later than Solis, whose first professional fight was in 2000. He had fought 126 less professional rounds, 164 to Solis' 290.
Guillermo Rigondeaux went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA at bantamweight.
Liborio Solis was ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 118lb division.
Rigondeaux vs Solis form
Guillermo Rigondeaux had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Julio Ceja on 23rd June 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight eliminator fight at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Giovanni Delgado on 13th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Microsoft Theater, California.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Vasyl Lomachenko on 9th December 2017 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had been beaten by Moises Flores on 17th June 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
He had beat Jazza Dickens on 16th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Solis had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jamie McDonnell on 4th November 2017 by technical decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Previous to that, he had lost to Jamie McDonnell on 12th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo.
Going into that contest, he had won against Freddy Beleno on 16th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Hotel Sheraton Bijao, Santa Clara, Panama.
Before that, he had beat Juan Carlos Vega on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Centro Recreacional Yesterday, Turmero, Venezuela.
He had been beaten by Shinsuke Yamanaka on 4th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Shimazu Arena, Kyoto, Japan.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Guillermo Rigondeaux had been fighting more than Liborio Solis.
Going to this contest, Guillermo Rigondeaux had last fought 7 months and 16 days ago, while Liborio Solis' last outing had been 2 years, 3 months and 4 days ago.
Rigondeaux's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Solis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Rigondeaux vs Solis start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Rigondeaux vs Solis?
Guillermo Rigondeaux was a 17/100 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while Liborio Solis made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.