Belts on The Line
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Who won Ito vs Herring?
Jamel Herring beat Masayuki Ito by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 25th May 2019 at Osceola Heritage Park in Florida.
The scorecards were announced as 110-118, 112-116, 110-118 in favor of winner Jamel Herring.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super featherweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Pedraza vs Torres.
Ito vs Herring stats
Masayuki Ito stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jamel Herring made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Herring had a slight advantage in power over Ito, with a 53% knock out percentage over Ito's 52%.
Masayuki Ito was the younger man by 5 years, at 32 years old.
Herring had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ito.
Both Masayuki Ito & Jamel Herring fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ito was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 6 months earlier than Herring, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 52 more professional rounds, 224 to Herring's 172.
Jamel Herring was ranked number 9 by the WBO in the 130lb division.
Ito vs Herring form
Ito had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Evgeny Chuprakov on 30th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Christopher Diaz on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Kissimmee, Florida, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Vergil Puton on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Before that, he had beat Glenn Enterina on 2nd September 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
He had defeated Lorenzo Villanueva on 13th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Herring had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Adeilson Dos Santos on 14th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at American Bank Center, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against John Vincent Moralde on 14th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Juan Pablo Sanchez on 12th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had been beaten by Ladarius Miller on 22nd August 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Nevada.
He had beat Art Hovhannisyan on 10th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Huntington Center, Ohio.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Masayuki Ito had been fighting more than Jamel Herring.
Going to this contest, Masayuki Ito had last fought 4 years, 1 month and 8 days ago, while Jamel Herring's last outing had been 4 years, 1 month and 24 days ago.
Ito's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Herring's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
What time did Ito vs Herring start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Osceola Heritage Park, Florida, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Ito vs Herring?
Ito vs Herring was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Ito vs Herring?
Masayuki Ito was a 11/25 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Jamel Herring made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+180) with oddsmakers.