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Who won Romero vs Yigit?
Rolando Romero beat Anthony Yigit by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 17th July 2021 at AT&T Center in San Antonio.
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 Jermell Charlo beating Brian Carlos Castano for the WBC World Super Welterweight, WBA Super World Super Welterweight, IBF World Junior Middleweight and WBO World Junior Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Amilcar Vidal beat Immanuwel Aleem.
Romero vs Yigit stats
Back in July 2021, Rolando Romero stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Anthony Yigit made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Romero had a massive power advantage over Yigit, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Yigit's 33%.
Rolando Romero was the younger man by 4 years, at 26 years old.
Romero had a height advantage of 1 inch over Yigit. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Rolando Romero & Anthony Yigit fought out of an orthodox stance.
Romero was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 3 year and 7 months later than Yigit, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 147 less professional rounds, 66 to Yigit's 213.
Romero vs Yigit form
Romero had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Avery Sparrow on 23rd January 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jackson Marinez on 15th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Lightweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Going into that contest, he had beat Arturs Ahmetovs on 22nd February 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Juan Carlos Cordones on 1st November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Nevada.
He had won against Andres Figueroa on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Dignity Health Sports Park , California.
Yigit had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Siar Ozgul on 28th June 2019 by points in the 8th round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Sandro Hernandez on 4th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Fraport Arena, Hessen, Germany.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Ivan Baranchyk on 27th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Lakefront Arena, Louisiana, New Orleans, United States.
Before that, he had beat Joe Hughes on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Leicester Arena, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.
He had won against Sandor Martin on 30th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Rolando Romero had been fighting more than Anthony Yigit.
Going to this contest, Rolando Romero had last fought 5 months and 24 days ago, while Anthony Yigit's last outing had been 2 years and 19 days ago.
Romero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
Yigit's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Romero vs Yigit start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at AT&T Center, San Antonio, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.
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