Dec 11 2021
Saturday

Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

12 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
31-4-0

est. ringwalk:

2021-12-11T21:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - N/A

33-2-0

Belts on The Line

WBO World Bantamweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
33
5' 4" / 163 cm
Height
N/A
N/A
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

SD 12TKO 3TKO 3KO 10KO 12
Form
SD 10UD 12UD 12TKO 9TKO 6
31
Wins
33
21
By KO
15
68
KO%
45
4
Losses
2
1
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2010
234
Pro rounds
242

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

2
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
1
-
IBF
4

John Riel Casimero vs Paul Butler preview

When is Casimero vs Butler?

John Riel Casimero will face Paul Butler on Saturday 11th December 2021 at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.

The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).

This contest is for the WBO bantamweight championship of the world.

This fight will appear on the undercard of Sunny Edwards' and Jayson Mama's clash for the IBF World Flyweight championship. Also, on the undercard will be Donnie Nietes' and Norbelto Jimenez's bout.

Casimero vs Butler stats

John Riel Casimero steps 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 will 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 has 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 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 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.

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 had defeated Ricardo Espinoza on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 12th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.

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.

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.

Before that, he had defeated Sebastian Sanchez on 12th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.

He had beat Silvio Olteanu on 19th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Activity check

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 5 months and 5 days ago.

Casimero's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 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 5 years, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

What time does Casimero vs Butler start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 PM GMT in the UK.

Who is showing Casimero vs Butler?

The fight will be broadcast in the United States by ShowTime.

How do you stream Casimero vs Butler?

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What are the odds on Casimero vs Butler?

John Riel Casimero is currently 1/20 (-1999) to win the bout outright, while you can get 8/1 (+800) on Paul Butler if you fancy the massive upset.

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