MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Ruiz vs Guevara?
Hugo Ruiz beat Alberto Guevara by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 19th January 2019 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 99-90, 100-89, 99-90 in favor of winner Hugo Ruiz.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao beating Adrien Broner for the WBA World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Marcus Browne beat Badou Jack for the WBA Interim World Light heavyweight belt and Nordine Oubaali defeated Rau’shee Warren for the WBC World Bantamweight title.
Ruiz vs Guevara stats
Hugo Ruiz stepped into the ring with a record of 38 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 33 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alberto Guevara made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ruiz had a massive power advantage over Guevara, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Guevara's 44%.
Hugo Ruiz was the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Ruiz had a height advantage of 3 inches over Guevara. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Hugo Ruiz & Alberto Guevara fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ruiz was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 2 years and 11 months earlier than Guevara, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 6 less professional rounds, 175 to Guevara's 181.
Hugo Ruiz went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBA at featherweight.
Ruiz vs Guevara form
Hugo Ruiz had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Hozumi Hasegawa on 16th September 2016 by in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Julio Ceja on 27th February 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Julio Ceja on 29th August 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Before that, he had won against Carlos Medellin on 22nd November 2014 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Plaza de los Martíres, Toluca, Mexico.
He had beat Ramon Maas on 22nd March 2014 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis.
Ruiz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 6 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What time did Ruiz vs Guevara start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Ruiz vs Guevara?
Hugo Ruiz was a 2/25 (-1249) favourite going into the contest, while Alberto Guevara made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.