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Who won Vargas vs Berchelt?
Miguel Berchelt beat Francisco Vargas by technical knockout in the 11th round on Saturday 28th January 2017 at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBC super featherweight championship of the world.
Vargas vs Berchelt stats
Francisco Vargas stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 2 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Miguel Berchelt made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 27 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Berchelt had advantage in power over Vargas, with a 90% knock out percentage over Vargas' 74%.
Francisco Vargas was the older man by 7 years, at 38 years old.
Vargas had a height advantage of 1 inch over Berchelt. Despite this, Berchelt had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Francisco Vargas & Miguel Berchelt fought out of an orthodox stance.
Vargas was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 8 months earlier than Berchelt, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought the same amount of professional rounds, 169 to Berchelt's 169.
Miguel Berchelt was ranked number 7 by the WBC in the 130lb division.
Vargas vs Berchelt form
Francisco Vargas had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with Orlando Salido on 4th June 2016 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Takashi Miura on 21st November 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Will Tomlinson on 12th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio.
Before that, he had defeated Genaro Camargo on 13th December 2014 by knockout in the 8th round at Salón Las Palmas, Pesqueria, Mexico.
He had won against Juan Manuel Lopez on 12th July 2014 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Miguel Berchelt had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo on 16th July 2016 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Polideportivo Soraya Jimenez, Los Reyes La Paz, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had defeated George Jupp on 12th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Polyforum Zam Ná, Merida.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rolando Giono on 19th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Coliseo Yucatan, Merida.
Before that, he had won against Josue Bendana on 26th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Centro Convenciones, Puerto Penasco.
He had beat Sergio Puente on 20th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Palenque de Gallos, Comitan.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Miguel Berchelt had been fighting more than Francisco Vargas.
Going to this contest, Francisco Vargas had last fought 6 years, 7 months and 26 days ago, while Miguel Berchelt's last outing had been 6 years, 6 months and 14 days ago.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
Berchelt's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
What time did Vargas vs Berchelt start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Vargas vs Berchelt?
Francisco Vargas was a 67/100 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while Miguel Berchelt made his way into the ring at 6/5 (+120) with oddsmakers.