Honda Center, Anaheim, United States
Tape rankings @ Super Bantamweight
Who won Vargas vs Esquivel?
Rey Vargas beat Christian Esquivel by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 27th February 2016 at Honda Center in Anaheim.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 8 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
Vargas vs Esquivel stats
Back in February 2016, Rey Vargas 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.
Christian Esquivel made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Vargas had a slight advantage in power over Esquivel, with a 80% knock out percentage over Esquivel's 75%.
Rey Vargas was the younger man by 4 years, at 26 years old.
Vargas had a height advantage of 3 inches over Esquivel. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Rey Vargas & Christian Esquivel fought out of an orthodox stance.
Vargas was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 3 year and 6 months later than Esquivel, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 72 more professional rounds, 234 to Esquivel's 162.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Christian Esquivel had been fighting more than Rey Vargas.
Going to this contest, Rey Vargas had last fought 5 months and 22 days ago, while Christian Esquivel's last outing had been 2 months and 8 days ago.
Vargas' last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.7 rounds on average.
Esquivel's last 3 fights had come over a period of 9 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
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