Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Esparza vs Fujioka?
Marlen Esparza beat Naoko Fujioka by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 9th April 2022 at Alamodome in Texas.
The scorecards were announced as 100-90, 97-93, 100-90 in favor of winner Marlen Esparza.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Ryan Garcia beating Emmanuel Tagoe. Also, on the undercard Gabriel Rosado lost to Shane Mosley Jr, Patrick Teixeira was overcome by Paul Valenzuela Jr and Azat Hovhannisyan was victorious over Dagoberto Aguero.
Esparza vs Fujioka stats
Marlen Esparza stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Naoko Fujioka made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Fujioka had a large advantage in power over Esparza, boosting at 37% knock out percentage over Esparza's 9%.
Marlen Esparza was the younger man by 14 years, at 32 years old.
Esparza had a height advantage of 1 inch over Fujioka. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Marlen Esparza & Naoko Fujioka fought out of an orthodox stance.
Esparza was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 7 year and 6 months later than Fujioka, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 103 less professional rounds, 92 to Fujioka's 195.
Esparza's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Esparza vs Fujioka start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Alamodome, Texas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Esparza vs Fujioka?
Marlen Esparza was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Naoko Fujioka made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.