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Who won Juarez vs Iwasa?
Ryosuke Iwasa beat Cesar Juarez by technical decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 16th February 2019 at Microsoft Theater in California.
The scorecards were announced as 95-95, 93-97, 92-98 in favor of winner Ryosuke Iwasa.
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).
This contest was an eliminator for the IBF bantamweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Leo Santa Cruz beating Rafael Rivera for the WBA Super World Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Omar Figueroa Jr beat John Molina Jr.
Juarez vs Iwasa stats
Back in February 2019, Cesar Juarez stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ryosuke Iwasa made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Juarez had a slight advantage in power over Iwasa, with a 74% knock out percentage over Iwasa's 64%.
Cesar Juarez was the younger man by 1 year, at 28 years old.
Both Cesar Juarez & Ryosuke Iwasa fought out of an orthodox stance.
Juarez was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 9 months later than Iwasa, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 203 to Iwasa's 208.
Cesar Juarez went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBC, 7 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF at bantamweight.
Ryosuke Iwasa was ranked number 3 by the IBF in the 118lb division.
Juarez vs Iwasa form
Iwasa had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to TJ Doheny on 16th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Ernesto Saulong on 1st March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo.
Going into that contest, he had won against Yukinori Oguni on 13th September 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Junior Featherweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Before that, he had beat Glenn Medura on 2nd March 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Kokugikan, Tokyo.
He had defeated Aekkawee Kaewmanee on 12th July 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Juarez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.5 rounds on average.
Iwasa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
What time did Juarez vs Iwasa start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Microsoft Theater, California, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Juarez vs Iwasa?
Juarez vs Iwasa was broadcast on FOX in the US.
What were the odds on Juarez vs Iwasa?
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