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Bookmakers make Paul Butler a prohibitive favourite against John Riel Casimero in a potential future bout between the pair.
He is currently () to win the bout outright, while you can get () on John Riel Casimero if you fancy the incredible upset.
That means that oddsmakers think there is 0% chance of Butler winning while giving Casimero a 0% chance.
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means both fighters will have to make the weight limit of 118 pounds (8.26 stones or 53.64 KG) on the day of the weigh-in.
The contest would be for the WBO bantamweight championship of the world.
Casimero vs Butler Head To Head
John Riel Casimero would step into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Paul Butler would make his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Casimero would have a large advantage in power over Butler, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Butler's 45%.
John Riel Casimero is the younger man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Both John Riel Casimero & Paul Butler fight out of an orthodox stance.
Casimero's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Butler's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2007, 3 years and 6 months earlier than Butler, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 8 less professional rounds, 234 to Butler's 242.
John Riel Casimero goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the RING at bantamweight.
Paul Butler is currently ranked number 1 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF in the 118lb division.
Casimero vs Butler betting form
Casimero has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Guillermo Rigondeaux on 14th August 2021 by split decision in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Duke Micah on 26th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Going into that contest, he had won against Zolani Tete on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom. He was a 2/1 (+200) underdog going into the contest.
Before that, he had beat Cesar Ramirez on 24th August 2019 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Fil Oil Flying V, San Juan Arena, Metro Manila, Philippines. He was a 7/50 (-714) favourite going into the contest.
He had defeated Ricardo Espinoza on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 12th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States. He was a 57/100 (-175) favourite going into the contest.
Butler has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Willibaldo Garcia Perez on 25th June 2021 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Emmanuel Rodriguez on 5th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London. He was a 13/5 (+260) underdog going into the fight.
Going into that contest, he had won against Stuart Hall on 30th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool. He was a 57/100 (-175) favourite going into the fight.
Before that, he had defeated Sebastian Sanchez on 12th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Hehad beat Silvio Olteanu on 19th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Who's been more active?
If you think ring rust and activity is a big factor in this fight, John Riel Casimero has been fighting more than Paul Butler.
John Riel Casimero last fought 5 months and 8 days ago, while Paul Butler's last outing was 6 months and 28 days ago.
Casimero's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.
Butler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.