Yaqubov vs Rojas Info
Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov beat Tomas Rojas by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 7th March 2020 at RCC Boxing Academy in Ekaterinburg.
The scorecards were announced as 117-111, 118-110, 119-110 in favor of winner Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov.
The fight took place over rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This was of the World Boxing Super Series.
Yaqubov vs Rojas stats
Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tomas Rojas made his way to the ring with a record of 51 wins, 18 loses and 1 draw, with 34 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rojas had a slight advantage in power over Yaqubov, with a 67% knock out percentage over Yaqubov's 60%.
Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov was the younger man by 15 years, at 25 years old.
Rojas had a height advantage of 3 inches over Yaqubov.
Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov fought out of the orthodox stance, while Tomas Rojas was a southpaw.
Yaqubov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 55 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 18 year and 11 months later than Rojas, who’s first professional fight was in 1996. He had fought 429 less professional rounds, 94 to Rojas' 523.
Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBC, 8 by the WBO and 15 by the IBF in the 130lb division.
Tomas Rojas was ranked number 14 by the WBC in the 130lb division.
Yaqubov vs Rojas form
Yaqubov remained undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Abraham Montoya on 2nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Rojas had lost to all of his last 2 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Miguel Roman on 7th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Chihuahua, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Andres Gutierrez on 22nd June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Palenque de la Feria, Queretaro.
What time did Yaqubov vs Rojas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm UTC at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia, which was 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 pm GMT in the UK.