Franco vs Casimero Info
John Riel Casimero beat Ricardo Espinoza Franco by knockout in the 12th round on Saturday 20th April 2019 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.
The fight took place over rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
Franco vs Casimero stats
Ricardo Espinoza Franco stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 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 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Franco had a large advantage in power over Casimero, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Casimero's 65%.
Ricardo Espinoza Franco was the younger man by 7 years, at 23 years old.
Franco had a height advantage of 3 inches over Casimero.
Both Ricardo Espinoza Franco & John Riel Casimero fought out of an orthodox stance.
Franco 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 112 less professional rounds, 107 to Casimero's 219.
Ricardo Espinoza Franco went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 7 by the IBF in the 118lb division.
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 Franco 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.
He had 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.
Franco's last 0 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of rounds, meaning that they had lasted NAN rounds on average.
Casimero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 11 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 26 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.