Tape rankings @ Super Bantamweight
Who won Cain vs Baluta?
Ionut Baluta beat Andrew Cain by split decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 25th March 2023 at Telford International Centre in Telford.
The scorecards were announced as 96-91, 92-95, 93-94 in favor of winner Ionut Baluta.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Nathan Heaney beating Jack Flatley. Also, on the undercard Jason Cunningham beat Miguel Gonzalez.
Cain vs Baluta stats
Back in March 2023, Andrew Cain stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ionut Baluta made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Cain had a massive power advantage over Baluta, boosting at 90% knock out percentage over Baluta's 20%.
Andrew Cain was the younger man by 2 years, at 27 years old.
Baluta had a height advantage of 6 inches over Cain.
Both Andrew Cain & Ionut Baluta fought out of an orthodox stance.
Cain was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 5 months earlier than Baluta, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 112 less professional rounds, 35 to Baluta's 147.
Cain vs Baluta form
Baluta had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Liam Davies on 19th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Telford International Centre, Telford, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Brad Foster on 20th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Michael Conlan on 30th April 2021 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had won against David Oliver Joyce on 26th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at BT Sport Studio, London.
He had beat TJ Doheny on 6th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Caesars Palace Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Baluta's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Cain vs Baluta start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at Telford International Centre, Telford, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Cain vs Baluta?
Cain vs Baluta was broadcast on BT Sport 1 in the UK.
What were the odds on Cain vs Baluta?
Andrew Cain was a 2/9 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Ionut Baluta made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.