Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Tellez vs Garcia?
Yoenis Tellez beat Sergio Garcia by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 29th July 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Errol Spence Jr losing to Terence Crawford for the IBF World Welterweight, WBA Super World Welterweight, WBC World Welterweight and WBO World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Nonito Donaire lost to Alejandro Santiago for the WBC World Bantamweight belt and Isaac Cruz defeated Giovanni Cabrera.
Tellez vs Garcia stats
Yoenis Tellez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 5 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Sergio Garcia made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Yoenis Tellez was the younger man by 7 years, at 23 years old.
Garcia had a height advantage of 2 inches over Tellez.
Both Yoenis Tellez & Sergio Garcia fought out of an orthodox stance.
Tellez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 31 less fights, and made his debut in 2020, 8 year later than Garcia, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 244 less professional rounds, 19 to Garcia's 263.
Sergio Garcia was ranked number 7 by the WBC in the 154lb division.
Tellez vs Garcia form
Garcia had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Tony Harrison on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Sebastian Fundora on 5th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Staples Center, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Gregory Trenel on 19th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Bolera Severino Prieto, Cantabria, Spain.
Before that, he had beat Pablo Mendoza on 21st August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at El Malecon, Cantabria.
He had defeated Fouad El Massoudi on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Polideportivo Vicente Trueba, Cantabria.
Tellez's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.
Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Tellez vs Garcia start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 1:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Tellez vs Garcia?
Yoenis Tellez was a 11/10 (+110) underdog going into the contest, while Sergio Garcia made his way into the ring at 8/11 (-140) with oddsmakers.