Apr 20 2019
Saturday

Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States

12 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
23-2-0
KO 12

Score cards

  • 105-103
  • 103-105
  • 104-104
KO 12
26-4-0

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The tape

24
Age
32
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 4" / 163 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KOKOTKOTKOKO
Form
TKOTKOUDUDTKO
23
Wins
26
20
By KO
17
87
KO%
65
2
Loses
4
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2007

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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12
WBC
15
1
WBO
6
7
IBF
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Ricardo Espinoza vs John Riel Casimero report

Who won Franco vs Casimero?

John Riel Casimero beat Ricardo Espinoza by knockout in the 12th round on Saturday 20th April 2019 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 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 Danny Garcia beating Adrian Granados. Also, on the undercard Brandon Figueroa defeated Yonfrez Parejo for the WBA Interim World Super Bantamweight belt and Andy Ruiz Jr was victorious over Alexander Dimitrenko.

Franco vs Casimero stats

Ricardo Espinoza stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

John Riel Casimero made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Espinoza had a large advantage in power over Casimero, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Casimero's 65%.

Ricardo Espinoza was the younger man by 8 years, at 24 years old.

Espinoza had a height advantage of 3 inches over Casimero.

Both Ricardo Espinoza & John Riel Casimero fought out of an orthodox stance.

Espinoza was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 7 year and 7 months later than Casimero, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 116 less professional rounds, 118 to Casimero's 234.

Ricardo Espinoza went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 7 by the IBF at bantamweight.

John Riel Casimero was ranked number 15 by the WBC and 6 by the WBO in the 118lb division.

Franco vs Casimero form

John Riel Casimero had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Cesar Ramirez on 24th August 2019 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Fil Oil Flying V, San Juan Arena, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Previous to that, he had defeated Ricardo Espinoza on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 12th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Kenya Yamashita on 16th February 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Midas Hotel and Casino, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Before that, he had been beaten by Jonas Sultan on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Cebu City.

Hehad won against Charlie Edwards on 10th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Activity check

Casimero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.

What time did Franco vs Casimero start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Franco vs Casimero?

The fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by ITV 4.

What were the odds on Franco vs Casimero?

Ricardo Espinoza was a 3/2 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while John Riel Casimero made his way into the ring at 57/100 (-175) with oddsmakers.

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Ricardo Espinoza

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108

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