Yoyogi #2 Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
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Who won Cuarto vs Shigeoka?
Ginjiro Shigeoka beat Rene Mark Cuarto by knockout in the 9th round on Sunday 16th April 2023 at Yoyogi #2 Gymnasium in Tokyo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Minimumweight division, which meant the weight limit was 105 pounds (7.5 stone or 47.6 KG).
This contest was for the IBF minimumweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Mendez vs Shigeoka for the WBC Interim World Minimumweight championship.
Cuarto vs Shigeoka stats
Back in April 2023, Rene Mark Cuarto stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws.
Ginjiro Shigeoka made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 8 wins and 0 draws.
Rene Mark Cuarto was the older man by 4 years, at 27 years old.
Cuarto had a height advantage of 1 inch over Shigeoka.
Rene Mark Cuarto fought out of the orthodox stance, while Ginjiro Shigeoka was a southpaw.
Cuarto was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 4 years and 2 months earlier than Shigeoka, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 117 more professional rounds, 163 to Shigeoka's 46.
Rene Mark Cuarto went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA and 3 by the IBF at minimumweight.
Ginjiro Shigeoka was ranked number 3 by the WBA, 6 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF in the 105lb division.
Cuarto's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.3 rounds on average.
Shigeoka's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
What time did Cuarto vs Shigeoka start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Yoyogi #2 Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, which was 7:00 AM EST or 4:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Cuarto vs Shigeoka?
Rene Mark Cuarto was a 3/1 (+300) underdog going into the contest, while Ginjiro Shigeoka made his way into the ring at 2/9 (-450) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Ginjiro Shigeoka - Decision||50%|
|Ginjiro Shigeoka - KO||50%|
Based on 2 Predictions