EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Belts on The Line
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Who won Cermeno vs Kubo?
Shun Kubo beat Nehomar Cermeno by technical knockout in the 11th round on Sunday 9th April 2017 at EDION Arena Osaka in Osaka.
The scorecards were announced as 95-94, 94-95, 94-95 in favor of winner Shun Kubo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBA super bantamweight championship of the world.
Cermeno vs Kubo stats
Shun Kubo stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Nehomar Cermeno made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kubo had advantage in power over Cermeno, with a 73% knock out percentage over Cermeno's 58%.
Shun Kubo was the younger man by 11 years, at 32 years old.
Kubo had a height advantage of 3 inches over Cermeno.
Shun Kubo fought out of the southpaw stance, while Nehomar Cermeno was an orthodox fighter.
Kubo was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 21 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 8 year and 6 months later than Cermeno, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 91 more professional rounds, 91 to Cermeno's 0.
Nehomar Cermeno was ranked number 8 by the WBA and 9 by the WBC in the 122lb division.
Cermeno vs Kubo form
Cermeno had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jun Qiu Xiao on 17th December 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Hangzhou, China.
Previous to that, he had defeated Anurak Thisa on 30th September 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at China, Wenzhou.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jun Qiu Xiao on 24th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Capital Gym, Beijing, China.
Before that, he had won against Lester Medrano on 15th January 2016 by unanimous decision in their 9 round contest at Centro de Convenciones El Cifco, San Salvador, El Salvador.
He had won against Fredy Pengally on 29th October 2015 by unanimous decision in the 6th round at Hotel RIU, Panama City, Panama.
Kubo's last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 5 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.5 rounds on average.
Cermeno's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 3 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Cermeno vs Kubo start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Cermeno vs Kubo?
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