Sumiyoshi Ward Center, Osaka, Japan
Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Ishida vs Santillan?
Sho Ishida beat Victor Santillan by split decision in their 12 round contest on Sunday 11th June 2023 at Sumiyoshi Ward Center in Osaka.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 116-112, 110-118 in favor of winner Sho Ishida.
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).
Ishida vs Santillan stats
Back in June 2023, Sho Ishida stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws.
Victor Santillan made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 13 wins and 0 draws.
Sho Ishida was the older man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Ishida had a height advantage of 2 inches over Santillan.
Sho Ishida fought out of the orthodox stance, while Victor Santillan was a southpaw.
Ishida was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 14 year and 7 months later than Santillan, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 138 more professional rounds, 220 to Santillan's 82.
Sho Ishida went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 10 by the WBC, 12 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF at bantamweight.
Victor Santillan was ranked number 4 by the WBA, 12 by the WBC and 7 by the WBO in the 118lb division.
Ishida vs Santillan form
Ishida had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Kosei Tanaka on 11th December 2021 by split decision in their 10 round contest at International Conference Hall, Aichi, Japan.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Israel Gonzalez on 28th December 2019 by split decision in their 12 round contest at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Kal Yafai on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Millennium Stadium, Wales, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Ryuichi Funai on 17th April 2016 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
He had beat Ryuta Otsuka on 31st December 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Ishida's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Ishida vs Santillan start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 PM UTC at Sumiyoshi Ward Center, Osaka, Japan, which was 8:00 AM EST or 5:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Ishida vs Santillan?
Sho Ishida was a 11/25 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Victor Santillan made his way into the ring at 163/100 (+160) with oddsmakers.