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Luis Concepcion vs Kal Yafai report
Who won Concepcion vs Yafai?
Kal Yafai beat Luis Concepcion by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 10th December 2016 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as 108-120, 108-119, 110-117 in favor of winner Kal Yafai.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This contest was for the WBA super flyweight championship of the world.
Concepcion vs Yafai stats
Luis Concepcion stepped into the ring with a record of 35 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kal Yafai made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 20 wins and 0 draws, with 14 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Yafai had a slight advantage in power over Concepcion, with a 70% knock out percentage over Concepcion's 69%.
Luis Concepcion was the older man by 3 years, at 37 years old.
Yafai had a height advantage of 2 inches over Concepcion.
Both Luis Concepcion & Kal Yafai fought out of an orthodox stance.
Concepcion was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 6 years and 3 months earlier than Yafai, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 133 more professional rounds, 300 to Yafai's 167.
Luis Concepcion went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 1 by the IBF at super flyweight.
Kal Yafai was ranked number 1 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 1 by the IBF in the 115lb division.
Concepcion vs Yafai form
Concepcion had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Kohei Kono on 31st August 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Hernan Marquez on 17th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Super Flyweight championship fight at Arena Roberto Duran, Panama City, Panama.
Going into that contest, he had beat David Sanchez on 19th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA Interim World Super Flyweight championship fight at Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Mexico.
Before that, he had been beaten by Carlos Cuadras on 4th April 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Flyweight championship fight at Unidad Deportiva Martín Alarcón, Metepec.
He had defeated Duvan Hernandez on 23rd August 2014 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Arena Roberto Duran, Panama City, Panama.
Yafai had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Jozsef Ajtai on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Dixon Flores on 5th March 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Genting Arena, Birmingham.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jason Cunningham on 17th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Flyweight championship fight at Barclaycard Arena (formerly NIA) , Birmingham.
Before that, he had beat Aron Juarez on 5th September 2015 by knockout in the 1st round at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
He had won against Isaac Quaye on 9th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Barclaycard Arena (formerly NIA) , Birmingham.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kal Yafai had been fighting more than Luis Concepcion.
Going to this contest, Luis Concepcion had last fought 6 years, 9 months and 11 days ago, while Kal Yafai's last outing had been 6 years, 11 months and 17 days ago.
Concepcion's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 9 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
Yafai's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 1 month and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What time did Concepcion vs Yafai start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM GMT at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Concepcion vs Yafai?
Concepcion vs Yafai was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK.
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