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Paul Butler vs Willibaldo Garcia Perez report
Who won Butler vs Perez?
Paul Butler beat Willibaldo Garcia Perez by split decision in their 10 round contest on Friday 25th June 2021 at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites) in Lancashire.
The scorecards were announced as 96-94, 97-92, 94-95 in favor of winner Paul Butler.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jay Harris losing to Ricardo Rafael Sandoval for the IBF World Flyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Hosea Burton beat Liam Conroy and Gary Cully defeated Viorel Simion.
Butler vs Perez stats
Paul Butler stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Willibaldo Garcia Perez made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Perez had a slight advantage in power over Butler, with a 50% knock out percentage over Butler's 47%.
Paul Butler was the older man by 34 years, at 34 years old.
Both Paul Butler & Willibaldo Garcia Perez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Butler was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 6 years and 10 months earlier than Perez, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 127 more professional rounds, 265 to Perez's 138.
Paul Butler went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF at bantamweight.
Butler vs Perez form
Butler had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Emmanuel Rodriguez on 5th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Stuart Hall on 30th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had beat Sebastian Sanchez on 12th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had defeated Silvio Olteanu on 19th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had won against Hector Rolando Gusman on 3rd October 2015 by knockout in the 1st round at Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.
Butler's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 8 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Butler vs Perez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM BST at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Lancashire, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Butler vs Perez?
Butler vs Perez was broadcast on IFL TV in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.
What were the odds on Butler vs Perez?
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