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Who won Zayas vs Valenzuela Jr?
Xander Zayas beat Roberto Valenzuela Jr by technical knockout in the 5th round on Friday 15th September 2023 at American Bank Arena in Corpus Christi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Luis Alberto Lopez beating Joet Gonzalez for the IBF World Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Jamaine Ortiz beat Antonio Moran, Omar Alejandro Aguilar was overcome by Julio Luna Avila and Ruben Villa was victorious over Brandon Valdes.
Zayas vs Valenzuela Jr stats
Xander Zayas stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Roberto Valenzuela Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws.
Xander Zayas was the younger man by 4 years, at 20 years old.
Valenzuela Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Zayas.
Both Xander Zayas & Roberto Valenzuela Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.
Zayas was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2019, 3 year and 5 months later than Valenzuela Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 66 to Valenzuela Jr's 81.
Xander Zayas went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO and 14 by the IBF at super welterweight.
Zayas vs Valenzuela Jr form
Zayas remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Ronald Cruz on 10th June 2023 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Alexis Salazar on 10th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Elias Espadas on 13th August 2022 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Resorts World Las Vegas, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Quincy LaVallais on 19th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
He had defeated Alessio Mastronunzio on 16th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Zayas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Valenzuela Jr's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.5 rounds on average.
What time did Zayas vs Valenzuela Jr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at American Bank Arena, Corpus Christi, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Zayas vs Valenzuela Jr?
Xander Zayas was a 1/16 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Roberto Valenzuela Jr made his way into the ring at 15/2 (+750) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Xander Zayas - KO||66.67%|
|Roberto Valenzuela Jr - KO||33.33%|
Based on 3 Predictions