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Who won Rodriguez vs Gaballo?
Reymart Gaballo beat Emmanuel Rodriguez by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 19th December 2020 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
The scorecards were announced as 113-115, 118-110, 112-116 in favor of winner Reymart Gaballo.
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 WBC bantamweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis was victorious over Chris Van Heerden and Gary Antonio Russell beat Juan Carlos Payano.
Rodriguez vs Gaballo stats
Emmanuel Rodriguez stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Reymart Gaballo made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 23 wins and 0 draws, with 20 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Gaballo had a large advantage in power over Rodriguez, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Rodriguez's 63%.
Emmanuel Rodriguez was the older man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Gaballo had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Emmanuel Rodriguez & Reymart Gaballo fought out of an orthodox stance.
Rodriguez was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 8 months earlier than Gaballo, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 50 more professional rounds, 127 to Gaballo's 77.
Emmanuel Rodriguez went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC at bantamweight.
Reymart Gaballo was ranked number 1 by the WBA and 13 by the WBO in the 118lb division.
Rodriguez vs Gaballo form
Rodriguez had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Naoya Inoue on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Bantamweight, WBA World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Jason Moloney on 20th October 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at CFE Arena, Florida, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Paul Butler on 5th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Giovanni Delgado on 5th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Coliseo Ecuestre Municipal, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
He had defeated Robinson Lavinanza on 25th March 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Parque Concepcion Perez Alberto, Fajardo.
Gaballo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Yuya Nakamura on 9th February 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Midas Hotel and Casino, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Previous to that, he had won against Julias Kisarawe on 30th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at SM City North EDSA Skydome , Metro Manila.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Stephon Young on 23rd March 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Bantamweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Before that, he had beat Ulises Rivero on 26th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Domo Deportivo, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
He had won against Ernesto Guerrero on 15th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Hawaii Events Center, Hawaii, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Reymart Gaballo had been fighting more than Emmanuel Rodriguez.
Going to this contest, Emmanuel Rodriguez had last fought 3 years, 6 months and 13 days ago, while Reymart Gaballo's last outing had been 3 years, 9 months and 22 days ago.
Rodriguez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
Gaballo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
What time did Rodriguez vs Gaballo start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Rodriguez vs Gaballo?
Emmanuel Rodriguez was a 57/100 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Reymart Gaballo made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+130) with oddsmakers.