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When is Casimero vs Butler?
John Riel Casimero could face Paul Butler in Early 2024 at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
The contest would be for the WBO bantamweight championship of the world.
Casimero vs Butler stats
John Riel Casimero would step into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Paul Butler would make his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Casimero would have a large advantage in power over Butler, boosting at 67% knock out percentage over Butler's 46%.
John Riel Casimero is the younger man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Butler has a height advantage of 2 inches over Casimero.
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 14 less professional rounds, 252 to Butler's 266.
Paul Butler is currently ranked number 7 by the WBC, 11 by the WBO and 6 by the RING in the 118lb division.
Casimero vs Butler form
Casimero has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he drew Yukinori Oguni on 12th October 2023 by technical draw in their 4 round contest at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Fillipus Nghitumbwa on 13th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Okada Manila Hotel and Casino, Paranaque City, Philippines.
Going into that contest, he had won against Guillermo Rigondeaux on 14th August 2021 by split decision in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Before 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.
He had defeated 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.
Paul Butler has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Naoya Inoue on 13th December 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their The Ring Bantamweight, WBO World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Jonas Sultan on 22nd April 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Bantamweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Willibaldo Garcia Perez on 25th June 2021 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Lancashire.
Before 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 had beat Stuart Hall on 30th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
In terms of recent activity, John Riel Casimero has been fighting more than Paul Butler.
John Riel Casimero last fought 3 months and 16 days ago, while Paul Butler's last outing was 1 year, 1 month and 15 days ago.
Casimero's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Butler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
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