Centro Convenciones, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Estrada vs Mepranum?
Juan Francisco Estrada beat Richie Mepranum by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 26th April 2014 at Centro Convenciones in Puerto Penasco.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
This contest was for the unified flyweight championship of the world, with the WBA & WBO belts on the line.
Estrada vs Mepranum stats
Juan Francisco Estrada stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Richie Mepranum made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Estrada had a massive power advantage over Mepranum, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Mepranum's 22%.
Juan Francisco Estrada was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Mepranum had a height advantage of 1 inch over Estrada. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Juan Francisco Estrada fought out of the orthodox stance, while Richie Mepranum was a southpaw.
Estrada was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 year and 11 months later than Mepranum, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 286 to Mepranum's 270.
Estrada's last 3 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 3 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 9 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Estrada vs Mepranum?
Juan Francisco Estrada was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Richie Mepranum made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.