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Who won Nunez vs Escandon?
Eduardo Nunez beat Oscar Escandon by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 28th October 2023 at Poliforum Benito Juarez in Cancun.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of O’Shaquie Foster's and Eduardo Hernandez's clash for the WBC World Super Featherweight championship.
Nunez vs Escandon stats
Eduardo Nunez stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Oscar Escandon made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Nunez had a massive power advantage over Escandon, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Escandon's 67%.
Eduardo Nunez was the younger man by 13 years, at 26 years old.
Nunez had a height advantage of 5 inches over Escandon. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Eduardo Nunez & Oscar Escandon fought out of an orthodox stance.
Nunez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 7 year and 3 months later than Escandon, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 94 less professional rounds, 86 to Escandon's 180.
Eduardo Nunez went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF at super featherweight.
Nunez vs Escandon form
Eduardo Nunez had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jesus Martin Ceyca on 4th March 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Polideportivo Juan S. Millan, Culiacan, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had won against Willmank Canonico Brito on 30th September 2022 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Culiacan, Sinaloa.
Going into that contest, he had beat Osvaldo Maldonado on 15th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Auditorio Benito Juarez, Los Mochis.
Before that, he had defeated Guillermo Avila on 27th February 2021 by knockout in the 5th round at Gimnasio Kochul, Los Mochis.
He had won against Gerson Escobar Romero on 14th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Domo Deportivo, Tulum.
Oscar Escandon had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Carlos Castro on 21st August 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jhack Tepora on 21st December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Toyota Arena, California.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Brandon Figueroa on 30th September 2018 by knockout in the 10th round at Citizens Business Bank Arena, California.
Before that, he had lost to Tugstsogt Nyambayar on 26th May 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Biloxi, Mississippi.
He had been beaten by Gary Russell Jr on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Eduardo Nunez had been fighting more than Oscar Escandon.
Going to this contest, Eduardo Nunez had last fought 7 months and 24 days ago, while Oscar Escandon's last outing had been 2 years, 2 months and 7 days ago.
Nunez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Escandon's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
What time did Nunez vs Escandon start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 3:00 AM UTC at Poliforum Benito Juarez, Cancun, Mexico, which was 11:00 PM EST or 8:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Nunez vs Escandon?
Eduardo Nunez was a 1/10 (-1000) favourite going into the contest, while Oscar Escandon made his way into the ring at 11/2 (+550) with oddsmakers.