Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States
Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Verdejo vs Rojas?
Felix Verdejo beat Manuel Rey Rojas by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 18th January 2020 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 98-92, 97-93, 99-91 in favor of winner Felix Verdejo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Verdejo vs Rojas stats
Felix Verdejo stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Manuel Rey Rojas made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Verdejo had a massive power advantage over Rojas, boosting at 64% knock out percentage over Rojas' 28%.
Felix Verdejo was the same age as Manuel Rey Rojas, at 29 years old.
Verdejo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Rojas. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Felix Verdejo & Manuel Rey Rojas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Verdejo was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 7 months later than Rojas, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 35 more professional rounds, 144 to Rojas' 109.
Verdejo vs Rojas form
Verdejo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Bryan Vasquez on 20th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Oliver Flores on 3rd February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Going into that contest, he had won against Juan Jose Martinez on 11th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Before that, he had beat Jose Luis Rodriguez on 16th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
He had defeated William Silva on 27th February 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Verdejo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 3 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Verdejo vs Rojas?
Felix Verdejo was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Manuel Rey Rojas made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.