EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan
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Hozumi Hasegawa vs Hugo Ruiz report
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 6 years, at 42 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's last 4 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 9 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
Ruiz's last 3 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 8 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 2 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.7 rounds on average.
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