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Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Valdez vs Tommasone?
Oscar Valdez beat Carmine Tommasone by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at The Ford Center at The Star in Texas.
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.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Eleider Alvarez losing to Sergey Kovalev for the WBO World Light heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Richard Commey beat Isa Chaniev for the IBF World Lightweight belt and Teofimo Lopez defeated Diego Magdaleno.
Valdez vs Tommasone stats
Back in February 2019, Oscar Valdez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Carmine Tommasone made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 0 draws, with 5 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Valdez had a massive power advantage over Tommasone, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Tommasone's 26%.
Oscar Valdez was the younger man by 6 years, at 28 years old.
Tommasone had a height advantage of 1 inch over Valdez.
Both Oscar Valdez & Carmine Tommasone fought out of an orthodox stance.
Valdez was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year and 4 months later than Tommasone, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 88 more professional rounds, 214 to Tommasone's 126.
Carmine Tommasone was ranked number 14 by the WBO and 14 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Valdez vs Tommasone form
Valdez had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Scott Quigg on 10th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Genesis Servania on 22nd September 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Convention Center, Tucson.
Going into that contest, he had beat Miguel Marriaga on 22nd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
He had won against Matias Carlos Adrian Rueda on 23rd July 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Valdez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Valdez vs Tommasone start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Valdez vs Tommasone?
Oscar Valdez was a 1/100 (-10000) favourite going into the contest, while Carmine Tommasone made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.