Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, United States
Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Vicente vs Yaqubov?
Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov beat Pablo Vicente by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 25th November 2023 at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 94-96, 93-97, 92-98 in favor of winner Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of David Benavidez beating Demetrius Andrade for the WBC Interim World Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Subriel Matias defeated Shohjahon Ergashev for the IBF World Junior Welterweight belt, Jermall Charlo was victorious over Jose Benavidez, Hector Luis Garcia lost to Lamont Roach for the WBA World Super Featherweight championship, Sergey Lipinets was overcome by Michel Rivera and Vito Mielnicki Jr was victorious over Alexis Salazar.
Vicente vs Yaqubov stats
Pablo Vicente stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Vicente had advantage in power over Yaqubov, with a 74% knock out percentage over Yaqubov's 55%.
Pablo Vicente was the older man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Vicente had a height advantage of 5 inches over Yaqubov.
Both Pablo Vicente & Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov fought out of an orthodox stance.
Vicente's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Yaqubov's, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 10 months later than Yaqubov, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 126 to Yaqubov's 139.
Pablo Vicente went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC at super featherweight.
Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov was ranked number 3 by the WBC in the 130lb division.
Yaqubov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
What time did Vicente vs Yaqubov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:30 PM EST / 3:30 PM PST at Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 11:30 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Vicente vs Yaqubov?
Pablo Vicente was a 4/6 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov made his way into the ring at 6/5 (+120) with oddsmakers.