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Who won Vazquez vs Payano?
Juan Carlos Payano beat Damien Vazquez by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest on Saturday 9th March 2019 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.
The scorecards were announced as 73-79, 71-80, 71-80 in favor of winner Juan Carlos Payano.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Shawn Porter beating Yordenis Ugas for the WBC World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Efe Ajagba beat Amir Mansour.
Vazquez vs Payano stats
Damien Vazquez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Juan Carlos Payano made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Vazquez had a slight advantage in power over Payano, with a 50% knock out percentage over Payano's 45%.
Damien Vazquez was the younger man by 13 years, at 25 years old.
Both Damien Vazquez & Juan Carlos Payano fought out of a southpaw stance.
Vazquez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 11 months later than Payano, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 77 less professional rounds, 97 to Payano's 174.
Damien Vazquez went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBA at bantamweight.
Juan Carlos Payano was ranked number 11 by the WBA and 8 by the WBC in the 118lb division.
Vazquez vs Payano form
Juan Carlos Payano had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Naoya Inoue on 7th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Alexis Santiago on 22nd August 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sam's Town Hotel, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Rau’shee Warren on 18th June 2016 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at UIC Pavilion, Chicago.
Before that, he had won against Rau’shee Warren on 2nd August 2015 by split decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at Full Sail University, Winter Park.
He had beat Anselmo Moreno on 26th September 2014 by technical decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at Mesquite Arena, Mesquite.
Payano's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Vazquez vs Payano start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Vazquez vs Payano?
Vazquez vs Payano was broadcast on FOX in the US.
What were the odds on Vazquez vs Payano?
Damien Vazquez was a 13/5 (+260) underdog going into the contest, while Juan Carlos Payano made his way into the ring at 7/25 (-360) with oddsmakers.