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Who won Romero vs Sparrow?
Rolando Romero beat Avery Sparrow by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 23rd January 2021 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
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 fight appeared on the undercard of Angelo Leo losing to Stephen Fulton for the WBO World Junior Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Vic Pasillas beat Raeese Aleem.
Romero vs Sparrow stats
Rolando Romero stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Avery Sparrow made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Romero had a massive power advantage over Sparrow, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Sparrow's 30%.
Rolando Romero was the younger man by 2 years, at 25 years old.
Romero had a height advantage of 1 inch over Sparrow. Despite this, Sparrow had 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Rolando Romero & Avery Sparrow fought out of an orthodox stance.
Romero was the less experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 year and 4 months later than Sparrow, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 27 less professional rounds, 44 to Sparrow's 71.
Rolando Romero went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA at lightweight.
Romero vs Sparrow form
Romero remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jackson Marinez on 15th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Lightweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Arturs Ahmetovs on 22nd February 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Juan Carlos Cordones on 1st November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Nevada.
Before that, he had beat Andres Figueroa on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Dignity Health Sports Park , California.
He had defeated Nicolas Atilio Velazquez on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Dignity Health Sports Park , California.
Romero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
What time did Romero vs Sparrow 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.
Who broadcast Romero vs Sparrow?
Romero vs Sparrow was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Romero vs Sparrow?
Rolando Romero was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Avery Sparrow made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.