Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Farmer vs Ogawa?
Kenichi Ogawa beat Tevin Farmer by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 9th December 2017 at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 116-112, 112-116 in favor of winner Kenichi Ogawa.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the IBF super featherweight championship of the world.
Farmer vs Ogawa stats
Back in December 2017, Kenichi Ogawa stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Tevin Farmer made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw.
Kenichi Ogawa was the older man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Ogawa had a height advantage of 2 inches over Farmer.
Both Kenichi Ogawa & Tevin Farmer fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ogawa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 9 months earlier than Farmer, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 112 less professional rounds, 180 to Farmer's 292.
Kenichi Ogawa went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF at super featherweight.
Tevin Farmer was ranked number 4 by the IBF in the 130lb division.
Farmer vs Ogawa form
Tevin Farmer had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Arturo Santos Reyes on 29th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania, USA.
Previous to that, he had won against Dardan Zenunaj on 2nd December 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania.
Going into that contest, he had beat Orlando Rizo on 14th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania.
Before that, he had defeated Ivan Redkach on 30th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
He had won against Gamaliel Diaz on 30th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York.
Ogawa's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
Farmer's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Farmer vs Ogawa start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Farmer vs Ogawa?
Kenichi Ogawa was a 733/100 (+730) underdog going into the contest, while Tevin Farmer made his way into the ring at 3/50 (-1700) with oddsmakers.