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Who won Romero vs Marinez?
Rolando Romero beat Jackson Marinez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 15th August 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 118-110, 115-113 in favor of winner Rolando Romero.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the vacant lightweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of David Benavidez beating Roamer Alexis Angulo for the WBC World Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Otto Wallin beat Travis Kauffman.
Romero vs Marinez stats
Rolando Romero stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jackson Marinez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 0 draws, with 7 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Romero had a massive power advantage over Marinez, boosting at 91% knock out percentage over Marinez's 37%.
Rolando Romero was the younger man by 5 years, at 27 years old.
Marinez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Romero. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Rolando Romero & Jackson Marinez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Romero was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 9 months later than Marinez, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 76 less professional rounds, 57 to Marinez's 133.
Rolando Romero went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBA at lightweight.
Jackson Marinez was ranked number 6 by the WBA in the 135lb division.
Romero vs Marinez form
Rolando Romero had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Arturs Ahmetovs on 22nd February 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Juan Carlos Cordones on 1st November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Andres Figueroa on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Dignity Health Sports Park , California.
Before that, he had beat Nicolas Atilio Velazquez on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Dignity Health Sports Park , California.
He had defeated Rondale Hubbert on 7th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Nevada.
Romero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What time did Romero vs Marinez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:30 PM EST / 6:30 PM PST at Mohegan Sun Arena, Connecticut, United States, which was around 2:30 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Romero vs Marinez?
Romero vs Marinez was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Romero vs Marinez?
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