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Who won Valdez vs Sanchez?
Oscar Valdez beat Jason Sanchez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 8th June 2019 at Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 118-109, 117-110, 118-109 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.
The undercard featured the clash of Flores Jr vs Briceno.
Valdez vs Sanchez stats
Back in June 2019, Oscar Valdez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 25 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jason Sanchez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws, with 7 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Valdez had a large advantage in power over Sanchez, boosting at 80% knock out percentage over Sanchez's 50%.
Oscar Valdez was the older man by 4 years, at 29 years old.
Sanchez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Valdez. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Oscar Valdez & Jason Sanchez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Valdez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 month earlier than Sanchez, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 100 more professional rounds, 214 to Sanchez's 114.
Jason Sanchez was ranked number 12 by the WBA and 11 by the WBO in the 126lb division.
Valdez vs Sanchez form
Valdez had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Scott Quigg on 10th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had beat Genesis Servania on 22nd September 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Convention Center, Tucson.
Before that, he had won against Miguel Marriaga on 22nd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
He had beat Hiroshige Osawa on 5th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas.
Valdez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Valdez vs Sanchez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Valdez vs Sanchez?
Valdez vs Sanchez was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Valdez vs Sanchez?
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