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Who won Nghitumbwa vs Casimero?
John Riel Casimero beat Fillipus Nghitumbwa by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 13th May 2023 at Okada Manila Hotel and Casino in Paranaque City.
The scorecards were announced as 110-116, 112-114, - in favor of winner John Riel Casimero.
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).
The undercard featured the clash of Inoue vs Mindoro.
Nghitumbwa vs Casimero stats
Back in May 2023, Fillipus Nghitumbwa stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
John Riel Casimero made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws.
Fillipus Nghitumbwa was the younger man by 33 years, at 0 years old.
Both Fillipus Nghitumbwa & John Riel Casimero fought out of an orthodox stance.
Nghitumbwa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 23 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 10 year and 3 months later than Casimero, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 193 less professional rounds, 59 to Casimero's 252.
Fillipus Nghitumbwa went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBO at super bantamweight.
John Riel Casimero was ranked number 8 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 15 by the IBF in the 122lb division.
Nghitumbwa vs Casimero form
Casimero had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Guillermo Rigondeaux on 14th August 2021 by split decision in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Duke Micah on 26th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Going into that contest, he had won against Zolani Tete on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Cesar Ramirez on 24th August 2019 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Fil Oil Flying V, San Juan Arena, Metro Manila, Philippines.
He had defeated Ricardo Espinoza on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 12th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Casimero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Nghitumbwa vs Casimero start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 AM UTC at Okada Manila Hotel and Casino, Paranaque City, Philippines, which was 4:00 AM EST or 1:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Nghitumbwa vs Casimero?
Fillipus Nghitumbwa was a 23/10 (+230) underdog going into the contest, while John Riel Casimero made his way into the ring at 3/10 (-330) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|John Riel Casimero - KO||100%|
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