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Jose Carlos Ramirez vs Antonio Orozco report
Who won Ramirez vs Orozco?
Jose Carlos Ramirez beat Antonio Orozco by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 14th September 2018 at Save Mart Arena in California.
The scorecards were announced as 119-107, 119-107, 119-107 in favor of winner Jose Carlos Ramirez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This contest was for the WBC super lightweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Okada vs Coria.
Ramirez vs Orozco stats
Jose Carlos Ramirez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Antonio Orozco made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 27 wins and 0 draws, with 17 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Ramirez had a slight advantage in power over Orozco, with a 73% knock out percentage over Orozco's 63%.
Jose Carlos Ramirez was the younger man by 5 years, at 30 years old.
Ramirez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Orozco. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Jose Carlos Ramirez & Antonio Orozco fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ramirez was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 year and 5 months later than Orozco, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 7 more professional rounds, 162 to Orozco's 155.
Antonio Orozco was ranked number 3 by the WBC in the 140lb division.
Ramirez vs Orozco form
Jose Carlos Ramirez had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Mike Reed on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Save Mart Arena, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jake Giuriceo on 5th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Issouf Kinda on 2nd December 2016 by knockout in the 6th round at Save Mart Arena, California.
Before that, he had won against Tomas Mendez on 9th July 2016 by knockout in the 4th round at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore.
He had beat Tomas Mendez on 9th July 2016 by knockout in the 4th round at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, California.
Orozco 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 Martin Honorio on 16th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Belasco Theater, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Keandre Gibson on 1st April 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Keandre Gibson on 1st April 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Before that, he had defeated Abner Lopez on 30th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
He had beat Miguel Acosta on 25th March 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jose Carlos Ramirez had been fighting more than Antonio Orozco.
Going to this contest, Jose Carlos Ramirez had last fought 5 years, 4 months and 19 days ago, while Antonio Orozco's last outing had been 5 years and 14 days ago.
Ramirez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Orozco's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
What time did Ramirez vs Orozco start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Save Mart Arena, California, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Ramirez vs Orozco?
Ramirez vs Orozco was broadcast on ESPN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.
What were the odds on Ramirez vs Orozco?
Jose Carlos Ramirez was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Antonio Orozco made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.
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