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Oscar Valdez vs Miguel Marriaga report
Who won Valdez vs Marriaga?
Oscar Valdez beat Miguel Marriaga by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 22nd April 2017 at StubHub Center in Carson.
The scorecards were announced as 119-108, 118-109, 116-111 in favor of winner Oscar Valdez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the WBO featherweight championship of the world.
Valdez vs Marriaga stats
Oscar Valdez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Miguel Marriaga made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Valdez had a slight advantage in power over Marriaga, with a 90% knock out percentage over Marriaga's 84%.
Oscar Valdez was the younger man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Marriaga had a height advantage of 3 inches over Valdez. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Oscar Valdez & Miguel Marriaga fought out of an orthodox stance.
Valdez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 year and 4 months later than Marriaga, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 6 less professional rounds, 202 to Marriaga's 208.
Miguel Marriaga was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 126lb division.
Valdez vs Marriaga form
Valdez had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Shakur Stevenson on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight, WBO World Junior Lightweight and The Ring Junior Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Robson Conceicao on 10th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Casino Del Sol, Arizona.
Going into that contest, he had beat Miguel Berchelt on 20th February 2021 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Before that, he had won against Jayson Velez on 21st July 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
He had beat Adam Lopez on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Valdez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
What time did Valdez vs Marriaga start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at StubHub Center, Carson, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Valdez vs Marriaga?
The fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.
What were the odds on Valdez vs Marriaga?
Oscar Valdez was a 2/25 (-1200) favourite going into the contest, while Miguel Marriaga made his way into the ring at 6/1 (+600) with oddsmakers.
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