Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Rocha vs Valenzuela Jr?
Alexis Rocha beat Roberto Valenzuela Jr by technical knockout in the 5th round on Friday 13th December 2019 at Fantasy Springs Casino in California.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alexis Rocha.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Rocha vs Valenzuela Jr stats
Alexis Rocha stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Roberto Valenzuela Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Valenzuela Jr had a large advantage in power over Rocha, boosting at 94% knock out percentage over Rocha's 64%.
Alexis Rocha was the older man by 2 years, at 23 years old.
Valenzuela Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Rocha.
Alexis Rocha fought out of the southpaw stance, while Roberto Valenzuela Jr was an orthodox fighter.
Rocha's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Valenzuela Jr's, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 3 months earlier than Valenzuela Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 37 more professional rounds, 82 to Valenzuela Jr's 45.
Rocha's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Rocha vs Valenzuela Jr?
Alexis Rocha was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Roberto Valenzuela Jr made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.