Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
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 Andy Ruiz Jr defeated Alexander Dimitrenko and Brandon Figueroa was victorious over Yonfrez Parejo for the WBA Interim World Super Bantamweight title.
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 7 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 117 less professional rounds, 117 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 all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Duke Micah on 26th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Zolani Tete on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, he had won against Ricardo Espinoza on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 12th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Hehad beat Kenya Yamashita on 16th February 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Midas Hotel and Casino, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Casimero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 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.