Aug 26 2017
Saturday

StubHub Center, Carson, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Super Welterweight
40-5-0
UD 12
UD 12
27-3-2

Belts on The Line

WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship

The tape

40
Age
38
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
66.9" / 170 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDTKORTDTKOUD
Form
RTDSDKOUDTKO
40
Wins
27
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
5
Loses
3
0
Draws
2
2001
Debut
2005

Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight

-
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
1
WBO
6
-
IBF
-

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.

The stats suggested that Cotto and Kamegai have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.

Miguel Cotto was the older man by 2 years, at 40 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

Cotto had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Yoshihiro Kamegai on 26th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Saul ‘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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

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.

Yoshihiro Kamegai had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat 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 beat Nelson Gulpe on 3rd October 2015 by knockout in the 3rd round at Korakuen Hall, Los Angeles, Japan.

Before that, he had lost to Alfonso Gomez on 20th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, United States.

Hehad defeated Oscar Godoy on 13th December 2014 by technical knockout in the 4th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Activity check

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 4 years, 2 months and 1 day ago, while Yoshihiro Kamegai's last outing had been 5 years, 1 month and 17 days ago.

Cotto's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Kamegai's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 17 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 (-454) favourite going into the contest, while Yoshihiro Kamegai made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.

Miguel Cotto vs Yoshihiro Kamegai news

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