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Zolani Tete vs John Riel Casimero report
Who won Tete vs Casimero?
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 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 vacant WBO bantamweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Sam Bowen was defeated by Anthony Cacace for the BBBOC British Super Featherweight championship, Lerrone Richards beat Lennox Clarke for the BBBOC British Super Middleweight belt, Chris Jenkins defeated Liam Taylor for the BBBOC British Welterweight title and Sam Maxwell was victorious over Connor Parker.
Tete vs Casimero stats
Zolani Tete stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 0 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 0 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 35 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, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 47 less professional rounds, 189 to Casimero's 236.
Tete vs Casimero form
Tete had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Mikhail Aloyan on 13th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Ekaterinburg Expo, Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Previous to that, he had beat Omar Andres Narvaez on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Arena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Siboniso Gonya on 18th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Arena, Belfast.
Before that, he had beat Arthur Villanueva on 22nd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Leicester Arena, Leicester.
He had defeated Victor Ruiz on 4th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
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 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, John Riel Casimero had been fighting more than Zolani Tete.
Going to this contest, Zolani Tete had last fought 4 years, 5 months and 20 days ago, while John Riel Casimero's last outing had been 3 years, 7 months and 9 days ago.
Tete's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 9 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Casimero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 24 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?
The ESPN+ show is expected to begin at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The BT Sport 2 broadcast of the card is expected to start at 6:00 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Tete vs Casimero?
Zolani Tete was a 9/25 (-280) favourite going into the contest, while John Riel Casimero made his way into the ring at 2/1 (+200) with oddsmakers.
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