State Farm Arena, Georgia, United States
Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Uzcategui vs Thompson?
Lionell Thompson beat Jose Uzcategui by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 28th December 2019 at State Farm Arena in Georgia.
The scorecards were announced as 94-95, 92-96, 92-96 in favor of winner Lionell Thompson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis beating Yuriorkis Gamboa for the WBA World Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Jean Pascal beat Badou Jack for the WBA World Light Heavyweight belt and Angelo Leo defeated Cesar Juarez.
Uzcategui vs Thompson stats
Back in December 2019, Jose Uzcategui stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lionell Thompson made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Uzcategui had a large advantage in power over Thompson, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Thompson's 57%.
Jose Uzcategui was the younger man by 6 years, at 29 years old.
Uzcategui had a height advantage of 3 inches over Thompson. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Jose Uzcategui & Lionell Thompson fought out of an orthodox stance.
Uzcategui was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 year and 1 month later than Thompson, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 150 to Thompson's 145.
Jose Uzcategui went into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBA, 13 by the WBC and 5 by the IBF at super middleweight.
Uzcategui vs Thompson form
Uzcategui had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Caleb Plant on 13th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna on 28th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Oracle Arena, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Andre Dirrell on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had been beaten by Andre Dirrell on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.
He had beat Fabiano Pena on 20th August 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round at La Cetto Vineyard, Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico.
Uzcategui's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Uzcategui vs Thompson start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST at State Farm Arena, Georgia, United States, which was around 12:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Uzcategui vs Thompson?
Jose Uzcategui was a 1/10 (-1000) favourite going into the contest, while Lionell Thompson made his way into the ring at 11/2 (+550) with oddsmakers.