Orient Theatre, East London, South Africa
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Vetyeka vs Reyes?
Simpiwe Vetyeka beat Arturo Santos Reyes by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 12th December 2014 at Orient Theatre in East London.
The scorecards were announced as 120-108, 119-111, 118-112 in favor of winner Simpiwe Vetyeka.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Sanchez vs Fernandez.
Vetyeka vs Reyes stats
Simpiwe Vetyeka stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Arturo Santos Reyes 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 Vetyeka had a massive power advantage over Reyes, boosting at 62% knock out percentage over Reyes' 28%.
Simpiwe Vetyeka was the older man by 5 years, at 40 years old.
Vetyeka had a height advantage of 3 inches over Reyes.
Both Simpiwe Vetyeka & Arturo Santos Reyes fought out of an orthodox stance.
Vetyeka was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 7 years and 5 months earlier than Reyes, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 55 more professional rounds, 242 to Reyes' 187.
What were the odds on Vetyeka vs Reyes?
Simpiwe Vetyeka was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Arturo Santos Reyes made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.