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Billy Joe Saunders vs Marcelo Esteban Coceres report
Who won Saunders vs Coceres?
Billy Joe Saunders beat Marcelo Esteban Coceres by knockout in the 11th round on Saturday 9th November 2019 at Staples Center in LA.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super middleweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of KSI beating Logan Paul. Also, on the undercard Devin Haney beat Alfredo Santiago Alvarez for the WBC World Lightweight belt.
Saunders vs Coceres stats
Billy Joe Saunders stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 28 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Marcelo Esteban Coceres made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 28 wins and 1 draw, with 15 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Coceres had a slight advantage in power over Saunders, with a 54% knock out percentage over Saunders' 46%.
Billy Joe Saunders was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Coceres had a height advantage of 1 inch over Saunders. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Billy Joe Saunders fought out of the southpaw stance, while Marcelo Esteban Coceres was an orthodox fighter.
Saunders was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 years and 11 months earlier than Coceres, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 22 more professional rounds, 222 to Coceres' 200.
Marcelo Esteban Coceres was ranked number 10 by the WBO in the 168lb division.
Saunders vs Coceres form
Saunders had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Shefat Isufi on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Charles Adamu on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had won against David Lemieux on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
Before that, he had beat Willie Monroe Jr on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had defeated Artur Akavov on 3rd December 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley.
Saunders' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What time did Saunders vs Coceres start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Staples Center, LA, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Saunders vs Coceres?
Saunders vs Coceres was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Box Office HD.
What were the odds on Saunders vs Coceres?
Billy Joe Saunders was a 1/100 (-10000) favourite going into the contest, while Marcelo Esteban Coceres made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.
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