Madison Square Garden, New York, United States
Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Roach vs Mercado?
Lamont Roach beat Alberto Mercado by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 15th December 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 99-91, 98-92, 97-93 in favor of winner Lamont Roach.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
Roach vs Mercado stats
Lamont Roach stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alberto Mercado made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Roach had a large advantage in power over Mercado, boosting at 41% knock out percentage over Mercado's 20%.
Lamont Roach was the younger man by 7 years, at 26 years old.
Lamont Roach fought out of the orthodox stance, while Alberto Mercado was a southpaw.
Roach was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 4 year and 7 months later than Mercado, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 55 more professional rounds, 130 to Mercado's 75.
Lamont Roach went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBO at super featherweight.
Roach's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Roach vs Mercado?
Lamont Roach was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Alberto Mercado made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.