VS
May 12 2018
Saturday

Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States

12 round contest @ Super Bantamweight
31-0-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 116-112
  • 117-111
  • 118-110
UD 12
14-2-0

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Belts on The Line

WBC World Super Bantamweight Championship

The tape

27
Age
29
5' 8" / 172 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
65" / 165 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

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Form
KOUDUDKOKO
31
Wins
14
22
By KO
11
71
KO%
79
0
Loses
2
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2011

Tape rankings @ Super Bantamweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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WBC
9
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WBO
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IBF
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Rey Vargas vs Azat Hovhannisyan report


Who won Vargas vs Hovhannisyan?

Rey Vargas beat Azat Hovhannisyan by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday, May 12th, 2018, at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.

The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 117-111, 118-110 in favor of winner Rey Vargas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 kg).

This contest was for the WBC super bantamweight championship of the world.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Sadam Ali's and Jaime Munguia's clash for the WBO World Junior Middleweight championship.

Vargas vs Hovhannisyan stats

Back in May 2018, Rey Vargas stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 31 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Azat Hovhannisyan made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggested Hovhannisyan had a slight advantage in power over Vargas, with a 79% knockout percentage compared to Vargas' 71%.

Rey Vargas was the younger man by 2 years, at 27 years old.

Vargas had a height advantage of 2 inches over Hovhannisyan. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Both Rey Vargas and Azat Hovhannisyan fought out of an orthodox stance.

Vargas was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year earlier than Hovhannisyan, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 116 more professional rounds, totaling 246 compared to Hovhannisyan's 130.

Azat Hovhannisyan was ranked number 9 by the WBC in the 122lb division.

Vargas vs Hovhannisyan form

Vargas had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beaten Oscar Negrete on December 2, 2017, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Prior to that, he had beaten Ronny Rios on August 26, 2017, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.

Going into that contest, he had won against Gavin McDonnell on February 25, 2017, by majority decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ice Arena, Hull, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had beaten Alexis Boureima Kabore on June 11, 2016, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Mexico.

He had defeated Christian Esquivel on February 27, 2016, by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Activity check

Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 15 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

What time did Vargas vs Hovhannisyan start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Vargas vs Hovhannisyan?

Vargas vs Hovhannisyan was broadcast on HBO in the US.

What were the odds on Vargas vs Hovhannisyan?

Rey Vargas was a 11/100 (-910) favorite going into the contest, while Azat Hovhannisyan made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.

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Rey

Vargas

Azat

Hovhannisyan

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Round 1

Vargas
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Hovhannisyan
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Winner announced as

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Rey Vargas

Azat Hovhannisyan

108

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