Staples Center, LA, United States
Belts on The Line
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Who won Ruiz vs Ceja?
Julio Ceja beat Hugo Ruiz by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 29th August 2015 at Staples Center in LA.
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 WBC super bantamweight championship of the world.
Ruiz vs Ceja stats
Hugo Ruiz stepped into the ring with a record of 35 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 31 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Julio Ceja made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 26 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ceja had a slight advantage in power over Ruiz, with a 90% knock out percentage over Ruiz's 89%.
Hugo Ruiz was the older man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Ruiz had a height advantage of 4 inches over Ceja. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Hugo Ruiz & Julio Ceja fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ruiz was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 2 years and 6 months earlier than Ceja, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 175 to Ceja's 174.
Ruiz vs Ceja form
Ruiz had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Alberto Guevara on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Hozumi Hasegawa on 16th September 2016 by unanimous decision in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had beat Julio Ceja on 27th February 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Julio Ceja on 29th August 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
He had won against Carlos Medellin on 22nd November 2014 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Plaza de los Martíres, Toluca, Mexico.
Ruiz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
Ceja's last 3 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.3 rounds on average.
What time did Ruiz vs Ceja start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM PST at Staples Center, LA, United States, which was around 11:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Ruiz vs Ceja?
Hugo Ruiz was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Julio Ceja made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.