Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Rocha vs Ashie?
Alexis Rocha beat George Ashie by knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 28th January 2023 at YouTube Theater in Inglewood.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Also, on the undercard Oscar Collazo beat Yudel Reyes for the WBO World Junior Flyweight championship, Floyd Schofield defeated Alberto Mercado and Bektemir Melikuziev was victorious over Ulises Sierra.
Rocha vs Ashie stats
Back in January 2023, Alexis Rocha stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
George Ashie made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw.
Alexis Rocha was the younger man by 13 years, at 26 years old.
Alexis Rocha fought out of the southpaw stance, while George Ashie was an orthodox fighter.
Rocha was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 12 year and 4 months later than Ashie, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 66 less professional rounds, 140 to Ashie's 206.
Alexis Rocha went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF at welterweight.
George Ashie was ranked number 14 by the WBA in the 147lb division.
Rocha vs Ashie form
Rocha had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jesus Antonio Perez Campos on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Luis Alberto Veron on 16th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles.
Going into that contest, he had beat Blair Cobbs on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 9th round at USC Galen Center, California.
Before that, he had won against Jeovanis Barraza on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 9th round at Honda Center, California.
He had been beaten by Rashidi Ellis on 30th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Rocha's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Rocha vs Ashie start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at YouTube Theater, Inglewood, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Rocha vs Ashie?
Alexis Rocha was a 2/50 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while George Ashie made his way into the ring at 11/1 (+1100) with oddsmakers.