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Who won Espinoza vs Farooq?
Ukashir Farooq beat Alexander Espinoza by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 10th April 2021 at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
The scorecards were announced as 95-97, 93-97, 94-97 in favor of winner Ukashir Farooq.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Conor Benn beating Samuel Vargas. Also, on the undercard Savannah Marshall beat Maria Lindberg and Shannon Courtenay defeated Ebanie Bridges.
Espinoza vs Farooq stats
Alexander Espinoza stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ukashir Farooq made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Farooq had a slight advantage in power over Espinoza, with a 43% knock out percentage over Espinoza's 40%.
Alexander Espinoza was the older man by 3 years, at 28 years old.
Both Alexander Espinoza & Ukashir Farooq fought out of an orthodox stance.
Espinoza was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 7 months earlier than Farooq, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 53 more professional rounds, 151 to Farooq's 98.
Espinoza vs Farooq form
Farooq had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Angel Aviles on 14th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Lee McGregor on 16th November 2019 by split decision in their CBC Commonwealth Bantamweight and BBBOC British Bantamweight championship fight at Emirates Arena, Scotland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Duane Winters on 17th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their BBBOC British Bantamweight championship fight at Radisson Blu Hotel, Scotland.
Before that, he had won against Kyle Williams on 25th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their BBBOC British Bantamweight championship fight at Radisson Blu Hotel, Scotland.
Hehad beat Iain Butcher on 30th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Bantamweight championship fight at Emirates Arena, Scotland.
Farooq's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Espinoza vs Farooq start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:30 PM BST at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, United Kingdom, which was 2:30 PM EST or 11:30 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Espinoza vs Farooq?
Alexander Espinoza was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Ukashir Farooq made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.