Kissimmee, Florida, United States
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Diaz vs Ito?
Masayuki Ito beat Christopher Diaz by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 28th July 2018 at Kissimmee in Florida.
The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 117-110, 118-109 in favor of winner Masayuki Ito.
The fight took place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
Diaz vs Ito stats
Masayuki Ito stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Christopher Diaz made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 23 wins and 0 draws, with 15 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Diaz had advantage in power over Ito, with a 65% knock out percentage over Ito's 52%.
Masayuki Ito was the older man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Ito had a height advantage of 3 inches over Diaz.
Both Masayuki Ito & Christopher Diaz fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ito was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 years and 4 months earlier than Diaz, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 61 more professional rounds, 205 to Diaz's 144.
Masayuki Ito went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 130lb division.
Christopher Diaz was ranked number 2 by the WBO in the 130lb division.
Diaz vs Ito form
Ito 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 lost to Jamel Herring on 25th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Osceola Heritage Park, Florida, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Evgeny Chuprakov on 30th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had beat Christopher Diaz on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Kissimmee, Florida, United States.
Before that, he had won against Vergil Puton on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
He had beat Glenn Enterina on 2nd September 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Christopher Diaz had stopped all of his last 3 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Braulio Rodriguez on 17th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Casey Ramos on 9th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jose Estrella on 21st April 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Osceola Heritage Center, Florida.
Ito's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Diaz's last 3 fights had come over a period of 10 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.3 rounds on average.
What time did Diaz vs Ito start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at Kissimmee, Florida, United States, which was around 4:00 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Diaz vs Ito?
Diaz vs Ito was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.