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Who won Verdejo vs Vasquez?
Felix Verdejo beat Bryan Vasquez by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 20th April 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 97-93, 97-93, 98-92 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).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Terence Crawford beating Amir Khan for the WBO World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Teofimo Lopez defeated Edis Tatli and Shakur Stevenson was victorious over Christopher Diaz.
Verdejo vs Vasquez stats
Felix Verdejo stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Bryan Vasquez made his way to the ring with a record of 37 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Verdejo had advantage in power over Vasquez, with a 67% knock out percentage over Vasquez's 54%.
Felix Verdejo was the younger man by 5 years, at 29 years old.
Verdejo had a height advantage of 4 inches over Vasquez. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Felix Verdejo & Bryan Vasquez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Verdejo was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 year and 2 months later than Vasquez, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 92 less professional rounds, 144 to Vasquez's 236.
Felix Verdejo went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA and 14 by the WBO at lightweight.
Bryan Vasquez was ranked number 7 by the WBA in the 135lb division.
Verdejo vs Vasquez form
Verdejo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Juan Jose Martinez on 11th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jose Luis Rodriguez on 16th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Going into that contest, he had beat William Silva on 27th February 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Before that, he had won against Josenilson Dos Santos on 11th December 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
He had beat Ivan Najera on 13th June 2015 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, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Vasquez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 11 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Verdejo vs Vasquez 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 BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Verdejo vs Vasquez?
Verdejo vs Vasquez was broadcast on ESPN PPV in the US.
What were the odds on Verdejo vs Vasquez?
Felix Verdejo was a 37/100 (-270) favourite going into the contest, while Bryan Vasquez made his way into the ring at 353/100 (+353) with oddsmakers.