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Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela vs Steve Spark report
Who won Valenzuela vs Spark?
Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela beat Steve Spark by split decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Estadio Akron in Zapopan.
The scorecards were announced as 96-93, 95-94, 94-95 in favor of winner Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez beating John Ryder for the IBF World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBC World Super Middleweight and WBO World Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Oleksandr Gvozdyk beat Ricards Bolotniks and Julio Cesar Martinez defeated Ronal Batista for the WBC World Flyweight title.
Valenzuela vs Spark stats
Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw.
Steve Spark made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela was the older man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
Valenzuela had 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela & Steve Spark fought out of an orthodox stance.
Valenzuela was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 5 months later than Spark, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 82 more professional rounds, 158 to Spark's 76.
Steve Spark was ranked number 11 by the WBA, 10 by the WBC and 7 by the IBF in the 140lb division.
Valenzuela's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.7 rounds on average.
Spark's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.3 rounds on average.
What time did Valenzuela vs Spark start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM UTC at Estadio Akron, Zapopan, Mexico, which was 8:00 PM EST or 5:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Valenzuela vs Spark?
Valenzuela vs Spark was broadcast on DAZN Global in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN PPV.
What were the odds on Valenzuela vs Spark?
Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela was a 8/13 (-160) favourite going into the contest, while Steve Spark made his way into the ring at 13/10 (+130) with oddsmakers.
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|Steve Spark - KO||50%|
|Steve Spark - Decision||50%|
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