Tete vs Casimero Info
John Riel Casimero beat Zolani Tete by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 30th November 2019 at Arena Birmingham in West Midlands.
The fight took place over 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.
Tete vs Casimero stats
Zolani Tete stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
John Riel Casimero made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 4 loses and draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tete had a slight advantage in power over Casimero, with a 75% knock out percentage over Casimero's 68%.
Zolani Tete was the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Tete had a height advantage of 5 inches over Casimero.
Zolani Tete fought out of the southpaw stance, while John Riel Casimero was an orthodox fighter.
Tete was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 1 year earlier than Casimero, who’s first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 35 less professional rounds, 184 to Casimero's 219.
Tete vs Casimero form
Tete had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Siboniso Gonya on 18th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Arthur Villanueva on 22nd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Leicester Arena, Leicester.
Going into that contest, he had won against Victor Ruiz on 4th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had beat Jose Santos Gonzalez on 12th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
He had defeated Jether Oliva on 18th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Orient Theatre, East London, South Africa.
John Riel Casimero had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against 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.
Previous to that, he had won against Ricardo Espinoza Franco on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 12th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Kenya Yamashita on 16th February 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Midas Hotel and Casino, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Before that, he had been beaten by Jonas Sultan on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Cebu City.
He had beat Charlie Edwards on 10th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Zolani Tete had been fighting more than John Riel Casimero.
Going to this contest, Zolani Tete had last fought 2 years 8 months and 27 days ago, while John Riel Casimero's last outing had been 11 months and 21 days ago.
Tete's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Casimero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 11 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Tete vs Casimero start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 pm GMT at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 pm EST or 1:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Tete vs Casimero?
Tete vs Casimero was broadcast on BT Sport 2 in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.