Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Russell vs Rodriguez?
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 fight appeared on the undercard of John Riel Casimero beating Guillermo Rigondeaux for the WBO World Bantamweight championship. Also, on the undercard Rau’shee Warren beat Damien Vazquez and Brandun Lee defeated Ezequiel Victor Fernandez.
Russell vs Rodriguez stats
Gary Antonio Russell stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Emmanuel Rodriguez made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Russell had a slight advantage in power over Rodriguez, with a 67% knock out percentage over Rodriguez's 63%.
Gary Antonio Russell was the younger man by 1 year, at 29 years old.
Rodriguez had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Gary Antonio Russell & Emmanuel Rodriguez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Russell was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 7 months later than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 37 less professional rounds, 90 to Rodriguez's 127.
Gary Antonio Russell went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA and 9 by the IBF at bantamweight.
Emmanuel Rodriguez was ranked number 7 by the WBA in the 118lb division.
Russell vs Rodriguez form
Russell had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Juan Carlos Payano on 19th December 2020 by technical decision in their 7 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jesus Martinez on 8th February 2020 by technical decision in the 6th round at PPL Center, Pennsylvania.
Going into that contest, he had beat Samuel Gutierrez on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
Before that, he had defeated Francisco Pedroza on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota.
He had won against Saul Eduardo Hernandez on 18th May 2019 by technical decision in their 6 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Rodriguez had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Reymart Gaballo on 19th December 2020 by split decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jason Moloney on 20th October 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at CFE Arena, Florida, United States.
Before that, he had beat Paul Butler on 5th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had won against Giovanni Delgado on 5th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Coliseo Ecuestre Municipal, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gary Antonio Russell had been fighting more than Emmanuel Rodriguez.
Going to this contest, Gary Antonio Russell had last fought 1 year, 11 months and 12 days ago, while Emmanuel Rodriguez's last outing had been 1 year, 11 months and 12 days ago.
Russell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Rodriguez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Russell vs Rodriguez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Russell vs Rodriguez?
Russell vs Rodriguez was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Russell vs Rodriguez?
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