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Who won Casimero vs Rigondeaux?
John Riel Casimero beat Guillermo Rigondeaux by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 14th August 2021 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.
The scorecards were announced as 113-115, 117-111, 116-112 in favor of winner John Riel Casimero.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This contest was for the WBO bantamweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Gary Antonio Russell beat Emmanuel Rodriguez, Rau’shee Warren defeated Damien Vazquez and Brandun Lee was victorious over Ezequiel Victor Fernandez.
Casimero vs Rigondeaux stats
John Riel Casimero stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Guillermo Rigondeaux made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Casimero had a slight advantage in power over Rigondeaux, with a 70% knock out percentage over Rigondeaux's 65%.
John Riel Casimero was the younger man by 9 years, at 31 years old.
John Riel Casimero fought out of the orthodox stance, while Guillermo Rigondeaux was a southpaw.
Casimero was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 1 year and 11 months earlier than Rigondeaux, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 88 more professional rounds, 234 to Rigondeaux's 146.
Guillermo Rigondeaux was ranked number 4 by the WBO in the 118lb division.
Casimero vs Rigondeaux form
John Riel Casimero had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated 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, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Ricardo Espinoza on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 12th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
He had beat Kenya Yamashita on 16th February 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Midas Hotel and Casino, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Rigondeaux had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Liborio Solis on 8th February 2020 by split decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at PPL Center, Pennsylvania, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Julio Ceja on 23rd June 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight eliminator fight at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Giovanni Delgado on 13th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Microsoft Theater, California.
Before that, he had been beaten by Vasyl Lomachenko on 9th December 2017 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Hehad been beaten by Moises Flores on 17th June 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, John Riel Casimero had been fighting more than Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Going to this contest, John Riel Casimero had last fought 1 year and 1 day ago, while Guillermo Rigondeaux's last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 19 days ago.
Casimero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Rigondeaux's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What time did Casimero vs Rigondeaux start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Casimero vs Rigondeaux?
Casimero vs Rigondeaux was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Casimero vs Rigondeaux?
John Riel Casimero was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Guillermo Rigondeaux made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.