Tape rankings @ Super Bantamweight
Who won Rivas vs Hernandez?
Erika Cruz beat Mayerlin Rivas by majority decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 18th November 2023 at YouTube Theater in Inglewood.
The scorecards were announced as 95-95, 93-97, 92-98 in favor of winner Erika Cruz.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Diego Pacheco beating Marcelo Esteban Coceres. Also, on the undercard Jonathan Javier Rodriguez beat Kal Yafai, Jalan Walker defeated Jorge Villegas and Criztec Bazaldua was victorious over Pedro Angel Cruz.
Rivas vs Hernandez stats
Mayerlin Rivas stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 3 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Erika Cruz made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rivas had a massive power advantage over Cruz, boosting at 65% knock out percentage over Cruz's 19%.
Mayerlin Rivas was the older man by 3 years, at 36 years old.
Cruz had a height advantage of 1 inch over Rivas.
Both Mayerlin Rivas & Erika Cruz fought out of an orthodox stance.
Rivas was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 8 years and 4 months earlier than Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 36 more professional rounds, 161 to Cruz's 125.
Rivas vs Hernandez form
Erika Cruz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Melissa Oddessa Parker on 15th September 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Tijuana, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Amanda Serrano on 4th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jelena Mrdjenovich on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest in Mexico.
Before that, he had beat Melissa Esquivel on 26th November 2021 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Centro Internacional de Convenciones, Jalisco.
He had defeated Jelena Mrdjenovich on 22nd April 2021 by technical decision in their 7 round contest at United States Military Academy, New York, United States.
Cruz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Rivas vs Hernandez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at YouTube Theater, Inglewood, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Rivas vs Hernandez?
Mayerlin Rivas was a 11/5 (+220) underdog going into the contest, while Erika Cruz made his way into the ring at 1/3 (-300) with oddsmakers.