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Who won Valenzuela vs Vargas?
Jose Valenzuela beat Francisco Vargas by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 16th April 2022 at AT&T Stadium in Texas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Errol Spence Jr beating Yordenis Ugas for the WBA Super World Welterweight, WBC World Welterweight and IBF World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Radzhab Butaev lost to Eimantas Stanionis for the WBA World Welterweight and WBA Super World Welterweight belts, Cody Crowley defeated Josesito Lopez, Isaac Cruz was victorious over Yuriorkis Gamboa and Brandun Lee beat Zachary Ochoa.
Valenzuela vs Vargas stats
Jose Valenzuela stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Francisco Vargas made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Vargas had a slight advantage in power over Valenzuela, with a 70% knock out percentage over Valenzuela's 64%.
Jose Valenzuela was the younger man by 14 years, at 23 years old.
Both Jose Valenzuela & Francisco Vargas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Valenzuela was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 less fights, and made his debut in 2018, 8 year and 6 months later than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 127 less professional rounds, 42 to Vargas' 169.
Valenzuela vs Vargas form
Francisco Vargas had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Isaac Cruz on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Toyota Center, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Ezequiel Aviles on 19th October 2019 by split decision in their 9 round contest at Gimnasio Rodrigo M. Quevedo, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Miguel Berchelt on 11th May 2019 by split decision in the 6th round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Convention Center, Tucson, United States.
Before that, he had won against Stephen Smith on 9th December 2017 by technical decision in their 9 round contest at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino Events Center, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Miguel Berchelt on 28th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio.
Valenzuela's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Valenzuela vs Vargas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at AT&T Stadium, Texas, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Valenzuela vs Vargas?
Jose Valenzuela was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Francisco Vargas made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.