Belts on The Line
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Who won Vargas vs Negrete?
Rey Vargas beat Oscar Negrete by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 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.
Vargas vs Negrete stats
Back in December 2017, Rey Vargas stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 30 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Oscar Negrete made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws.
Rey Vargas was the younger man by 3 years, at 27 years old.
Vargas had a height advantage of 3 inches over Negrete. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Rey Vargas & Oscar Negrete fought out of an orthodox stance.
Vargas was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 3 years and 1 month earlier than Negrete, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 75 more professional rounds, 234 to Negrete's 159.
Oscar Negrete was ranked number 10 by the WBC in the 122lb division.
Vargas vs Negrete 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 won against Ronny Rios on 26th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Gavin McDonnell on 25th February 2017 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ice Arena, Hull, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alexis Boureima Kabore on 11th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Mexico.
Before that, he had defeated Christian Esquivel on 27th February 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
He had won against Lucian Gonzalez on 5th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Centro de Espectáculos del Recinto Ferial, Metepec, Mexico.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Vargas vs Negrete start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Vargas vs Negrete?
Rey Vargas was a 3/25 (-830) favourite going into the contest, while Oscar Negrete made his way into the ring at 59/10 (+590) with oddsmakers.