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Who won Roman vs Espinoza?
Daniel Roman beat Ricardo Espinoza by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 15th May 2021 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.
The scorecards were announced as 98-92, 98-92, 97-93 in favor of winner Daniel Roman.
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).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Brandon Figueroa beating Luis Nery for the WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBA World Super Bantamweight championship. Also, on the undercard Xavier Martinez beat Juan Carlos Burgos.
Roman vs Espinoza stats
Daniel Roman stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ricardo Espinoza made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Espinoza had a massive power advantage over Roman, boosting at 84% knock out percentage over Roman's 36%.
Daniel Roman was the older man by 8 years, at 31 years old.
Espinoza had a height advantage of 2 inches over Roman.
Both Daniel Roman & Ricardo Espinoza fought out of an orthodox stance.
Roman was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 years and 3 months earlier than Espinoza, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 116 more professional rounds, 233 to Espinoza's 117.
Daniel Roman went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF at super bantamweight.
Ricardo Espinoza was ranked number 7 by the WBO and 14 by the IBF in the 122lb division.
Roman vs Espinoza form
Roman had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Juan Carlos Payano on 26th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Murodjon Akhmadaliev on 30th January 2020 by split decision in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight and IBF World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Meridian at Island Gardens, Florida.
Going into that contest, he had beat TJ Doheny on 26th April 2019 by majority decision in their IBF World Junior Featherweight and WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.
Before that, he had won against Gavin McDonnell on 6th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Chicago, Illinois.
He had beat Moises Flores on 16th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
Roman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
Espinoza's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Roman vs Espinoza start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Roman vs Espinoza?
Roman vs Espinoza was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Roman vs Espinoza?
Daniel Roman was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Ricardo Espinoza made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.