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Who won Collazo vs Jerusalem?
Oscar Collazo beat Melvin Jerusalem by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 27th May 2023 at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Oscar Collazo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Minimumweight division, which meant the weight limit was 105 pounds (7.5 stone or 47.6 KG).
This contest was for the WBO minimumweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Alexis Rocha beating Anthony Young. Also, on the undercard Oscar Duarte beat D Angelo Keyes and John ‘Scrappy’ Ramirez defeated Fernando Diaz.
Collazo vs Jerusalem stats
Back in May 2023, Oscar Collazo stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 6 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Melvin Jerusalem made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Oscar Collazo was the younger man by 3 years, at 26 years old.
Jerusalem had a height advantage of 1 inch over Collazo. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Oscar Collazo fought out of the southpaw stance, while Melvin Jerusalem was an orthodox fighter.
Collazo was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2020, 6 year and 2 months later than Jerusalem, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 96 less professional rounds, 44 to Jerusalem's 140.
Oscar Collazo went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO at minimumweight.
Collazo vs Jerusalem form
Collazo remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Yudel Reyes on 28th January 2023 by knockout in the 5th round in their WBO World Junior Flyweight eliminator fight at YouTube Theater, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Vic Saludar on 25th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles.
Going into that contest, he had beat Pedro Villegas on 3rd December 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Los Andes Mall, Panama City, Panama.
Before that, he had defeated Francisco Bonilla Zambrano on 25th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Plaza del Quinto Centenario, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
He had won against Kevin John Cruz Jusino on 5th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Coliseo Pedrin Zorrilla, San Juan.
Jerusalem had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Masataka Taniguchi on 6th January 2023 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO World Minimumweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Michael Camelion on 24th August 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Sanman Gym, General Santos City, Philippines.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ramel Antaran on 26th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Sanman Gym, General Santos City.
Before that, he had won against Toto Landero on 16th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Tabunoc Sports Complex, Talisay City.
He had beat Jayson Francisco on 17th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sanman Gym, General Santos City.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Melvin Jerusalem had been fighting more than Oscar Collazo.
Going to this contest, Oscar Collazo had last fought 3 months and 29 days ago, while Melvin Jerusalem's last outing had been 4 months and 21 days ago.
Collazo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Jerusalem's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What time did Collazo vs Jerusalem start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Collazo vs Jerusalem?
Oscar Collazo was a 3/10 (-330) favourite going into the contest, while Melvin Jerusalem made his way into the ring at 5/2 (+250) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Oscar Collazo - KO||50%|
|Melvin Jerusalem - KO||25%|
|Oscar Collazo - Decision||25%|
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