Yafai vs R.Gonzalez

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  • Yafai vs Gonzalez
  • 26-0-0 48-2-0
  • TKO 9 TKO 9
  • Saturday 29th February 2020
  • The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, USA
  • WBA World Super Flyweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Super Flyweight
  • Tape
  • 30 age 32
  • 5' 4" / 163cm height 5' 3" / 160cm
  • 64.6" / 164cm reach 64.2" / 163cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • UD UD RTD UD UD < form TKO TKO KO MD UD <
  • 26 wins 48
  • 15 by ko 40
  • 58% Ko% 83%
  • 0 Losses 2
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2012 Debut 2005
  • tape rankings @ Super Flyweight
  • WBA 2
  • WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Yafai vs R.Gonzalez Info

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez beat Kal Yafai by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 29th February 2020 at The Ford Center at The Star in Texas.

The fight took place over rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

This contest was for the WBA super flyweight championship of the world.

Yafai vs R.Gonzalez stats

Kal Yafai stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 26 wins, zero loses and draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez made his way to the ring with a record of 48 wins, 2 loses and draws, with 40 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Gonzalez had a large advantage in power over Yafai, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Yafai's 58%.

Kal Yafai was the younger man by 2 years, at 31 years old.

Yafai had a height advantage of 1 inch over Gonzalez. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Kal Yafai & Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez fought out of an orthodox stance.

Yafai was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 24 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 year later than Gonzalez, who’s first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 90 less professional rounds, 157 to Gonzalez's 247.

Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez was ranked number 2 by the WBA in the 115lb division.

Yafai vs R.Gonzalez form

Yafai 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 defeated Norbelto Jimenez on 29th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Israel Gonzalez on 24th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Going into that contest, he had beat David Carmona on 26th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Selland Arena, Fresno, California, United States.

Before that, he had won against Sho Ishida on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Millennium Stadium, Wales, United Kingdom.

He had beat Suguru Muranaka on 13th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, Afghanistan.

Gonzalez had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Diomel Diocos on 23rd December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.

Previous to that, he had defeated Moises Fuentes on 15th September 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on 9th September 2017 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Super Flyweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.

Before that, he had lost to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on 18th March 2017 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Flyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had won against Carlos Cuadras on 10th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Flyweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kal Yafai had been fighting more than Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez.

Going to this contest, Kal Yafai had last fought 1 year 2 months and 23 days ago, while Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez's last outing had been 8 months and 29 days ago.

Yafai's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.

Gonzalez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years 3 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.

What time did Yafai vs R.Gonzalez start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States, which was around 3:00 am GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Yafai vs R.Gonzalez?

Yafai vs R.Gonzalez was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Arena.

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