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Jessie Vargas vs Humberto Soto report
Who won Vargas vs Soto?
Jessie Vargas beat Humberto Soto by knockout in the 6th round on Friday 26th April 2019 at Forum in Inglewood.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds at a catchweight of 150 lb (10.7 stone or 68 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai losing to Juan Francisco Estrada for the WBC World Super Flyweight and The Ring Junior Bantamweight championship. Also, on the undercard Daniel Roman defeated TJ Doheny for the IBF World Junior Featherweight and WBA Super World Super Bantamweight belts.
Vargas vs Soto stats
Jessie Vargas stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Humberto Soto made his way to the ring with a record of 69 wins, 9 loses and 2 draws, with 37 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Soto had advantage in power over Vargas, with a 54% knock out percentage over Vargas' 36%.
Jessie Vargas was the younger man by 9 years, at 34 years old.
Vargas had a height advantage of 2 inches over Soto. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Jessie Vargas & Humberto Soto fought out of an orthodox stance.
Vargas was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 48 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 10 year and 11 months later than Soto, whose first professional fight was in 1997. He had fought 331 less professional rounds, 263 to Soto's 594.
Jessie Vargas went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC and 3 by the WBO at super welterweight.
Vargas vs Soto form
Vargas had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with Thomas Dulorme on 6th October 2018 by majority draw at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Adrien Broner on 21st April 2018 by majority draw at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Aaron Herrera on 15th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Pioneer Event Center, California, Afghanistan.
Before that, he had been beaten by Manny Pacquiao on 5th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Sadam Ali on 5th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at DC Armory, Washington.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 3 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
Soto's last 2 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 8 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 years, 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Vargas vs Soto start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Forum, Inglewood, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Vargas vs Soto?
Vargas vs Soto was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Action.
What were the odds on Vargas vs Soto?
Jessie Vargas was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Humberto Soto made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.
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