Feb 29 2020
Saturday

The Ford CenterThe Star, Texas, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Super Flyweight
26-0-0
TKO 9
TKO 9
48-2-0

Belts on The Line

WBA World Super Flyweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
33
5' 4" / 163 cm
Height
5' 3" / 160 cm
64.6" / 164 cm
Reach
64.2" / 163 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDUDRTDUDUD
Form
TKOTKOKOMDUD
26
Wins
48
15
By KO
40
58
KO%
83
0
Loses
2
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2005

Tape rankings @ Super Flyweight

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The Ring
-
-
WBA
2
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Kal Yafai vs Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez report

Who won Yafai vs R.Gonzalez?

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 was scheduled to take place over 12 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.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Mikey Garcia beating Jessie Vargas. Also, on the undercard Julio Cesar Martinez beat Jay Harris for the WBC World Flyweight belt and Joseph Parker defeated Shawndell Terell Winters.

Yafai vs R.Gonzalez stats

Kal Yafai stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 26 wins, zero loses and 0 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 0 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, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 114 less professional rounds, 157 to Gonzalez's 271.

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 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Israel Gonzalez on 23rd October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Flyweight championship fight at Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

Previous to that, he had defeated Kal Yafai on 29th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Diomel Diocos on 23rd December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.

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

Hehad 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 Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Kal Yafai had last fought 1 year, 10 months and 12 days ago, while Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez's last outing had been 6 months and 18 days ago.

Yafai's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 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, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 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.

What were the odds on Yafai vs R.Gonzalez?

Kal Yafai was a 4/5 (-125) favourite going into the contest, while Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez made his way into the ring at 1/1 (+100) with oddsmakers.

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