EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Belts on The Line
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Who won Hasegawa vs Ruiz?
Hozumi Hasegawa beat Hugo Ruiz by technical knockout in the 9th round on Friday 16th September 2016 at EDION Arena Osaka in Osaka.
The scorecards were announced as 87-82, 84-85, 85-84 in favor of winner Hozumi Hasegawa.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This contest was for the WBC super bantamweight championship of the world.
Hasegawa vs Ruiz stats
Hozumi Hasegawa stepped into the ring with a record of 35 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Hugo Ruiz made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 32 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ruiz had a massive power advantage over Hasegawa, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Hasegawa's 43%.
Hozumi Hasegawa was the older man by 5 years, at 40 years old.
Ruiz had a height advantage of 3 inches over Hasegawa. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Hozumi Hasegawa fought out of the southpaw stance, while Hugo Ruiz was an orthodox fighter.
Hasegawa was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 1999, 7 years and 1 month earlier than Ruiz, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 111 more professional rounds, 286 to Ruiz's 175.
Hasegawa vs Ruiz form
Hugo Ruiz had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Hozumi Hasegawa on 16th September 2016 by in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Julio Ceja on 27th February 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Julio Ceja on 29th August 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Before that, he had beat Carlos Medellin on 22nd November 2014 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Plaza de los Martíres, Toluca, Mexico.
Hehad defeated Ramon Maas on 22nd March 2014 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis.
Hasegawa's last 4 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 2 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
Ruiz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 6 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Hasegawa vs Ruiz?
Hozumi Hasegawa was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Hugo Ruiz made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.