Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
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Who won Roman vs Matsumoto?
Daniel Roman beat Ryo Matsumoto by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Wednesday 28th February 2018 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
The scorecards were announced as 119-109, 119-109, 118-110 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 contest was for the vacant WBA super bantamweight championship of the world.
Roman vs Matsumoto stats
Back in February 2018, Daniel Roman stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw.
Ryo Matsumoto made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Daniel Roman was the older man by 4 years, at 28 years old.
Matsumoto had a height advantage of 3 inches over Roman.
Both Daniel Roman & Ryo Matsumoto fought out of an orthodox stance.
Roman was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 2 months earlier than Matsumoto, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 137 more professional rounds, 245 to Matsumoto's 108.
Ryo Matsumoto was ranked number 11 by the WBA in the 122lb division.
Roman vs Matsumoto form
Roman 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 beat Shun Kubo on 3rd September 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Shimazu Arena, Kyoto, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Adam Lopez on 20th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bally's Event Center, Atlantic City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Adam Lopez on 20th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bally's Event Center, New Jersey, USA.
Before that, he had beat Marlon Olea on 18th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Doubletree Hotel, California.
He had defeated Enrique Quevedo on 26th August 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Omega Products International, California.
Roman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Roman vs Matsumoto start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan, which was 6:00 AM EST or 3:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Roman vs Matsumoto?
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