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Oscar Valdez vs Scott Quigg report
Who won Valdez vs Quigg?
Oscar Valdez beat Scott Quigg by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 10th March 2018 at StubHub Center in Carson.
The scorecards were announced as 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 vacant WBO featherweight championship of the world.
Valdez vs Quigg stats
Oscar Valdez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Scott Quigg made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws.
Oscar Valdez was the younger man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Quigg had a height advantage of 3 inches over Valdez. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Oscar Valdez & Scott Quigg fought out of an orthodox stance.
Valdez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 year and 6 months later than Quigg, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 192 to Quigg's 200.
Scott Quigg was ranked number 10 by the WBO in the 126lb division.
Valdez vs Quigg form
Valdez had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Jayson Velez on 21st July 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Adam Lopez on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jason Sanchez on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada.
Before that, he had beat Carmine Tommasone on 2nd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
He had defeated Scott Quigg on 10th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Quigg 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 won against Oleg Yefimovych on 4th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Previous to that, he had won against Viorel Simion on 29th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jose Cayetano on 10th December 2016 by knockout in the 9th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had been beaten by Carl Frampton on 27th February 2016 by split decision in their IBF World Junior Featherweight and WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had beat Kiko Martinez on 18th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Oscar Valdez had been fighting more than Scott Quigg.
Going to this contest, Oscar Valdez had last fought 2 years, 8 months and 1 day ago, while Scott Quigg's last outing had been 5 years, 4 months and 18 days ago.
Valdez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Quigg's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 8 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Valdez vs Quigg start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at StubHub Center, Carson, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Valdez vs Quigg?
Valdez vs Quigg was broadcast on ESPN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Action.
What were the odds on Valdez vs Quigg?
Oscar Valdez was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Scott Quigg made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.
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