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Miguel Cotto vs Yoshihiro Kamegai report
Who won Cotto vs Kamegai?
Miguel Cotto beat Yoshihiro Kamegai by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 26th August 2017 at StubHub Center in Carson.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Miguel Cotto.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super welterweight championship of the world.
Cotto vs Kamegai stats
Miguel Cotto stepped into the ring with a record of 40 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws.
Yoshihiro Kamegai made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws.
Miguel Cotto was the older man by 2 years, at 42 years old.
Kamegai had a height advantage of 2 inches over Cotto. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Miguel Cotto & Yoshihiro Kamegai fought out of an orthodox stance.
Cotto was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 4 years and 8 months earlier than Kamegai, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 345 more professional rounds, 345 to Kamegai's 0.
Miguel Cotto went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO at super welterweight.
Yoshihiro Kamegai was ranked number 6 by the WBO in the 154lb division.
Cotto vs Kamegai form
Miguel Cotto had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Canelo Alvarez on 21st November 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Daniel Geale on 6th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Sergio Martinez on 7th June 2014 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Sergio Martinez on 7th June 2014 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had beat Delvin Rodriguez on 5th October 2013 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Amway Center, Orlando.
Yoshihiro Kamegai had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jesus Soto Karass on 10th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Jesus Soto Karass on 15th April 2016 by split draw in their 10 round contest at Belasco Theater, Los Angeles.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Nelson Gulpe on 3rd October 2015 by knockout in the 3rd round at Korakuen Hall, Los Angeles, Japan.
Before that, he had been beaten by Alfonso Gomez on 20th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, United States.
He had won against Oscar Godoy on 13th December 2014 by technical knockout in the 4th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Yoshihiro Kamegai had been fighting more than Miguel Cotto.
Going to this contest, Miguel Cotto had last fought 7 years, 6 months and 14 days ago, while Yoshihiro Kamegai's last outing had been 6 years, 8 months and 25 days ago.
Cotto's last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 7 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Kamegai's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 5 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Cotto vs Kamegai start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at StubHub Center, Carson, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Cotto vs Kamegai?
Cotto vs Kamegai was broadcast on HBO in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.
What were the odds on Cotto vs Kamegai?
Miguel Cotto was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Yoshihiro Kamegai made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.
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