Ocean Resort Casino, New Jersey, United States
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Stevenson vs Ruiz?
Shakur Stevenson beat Carlos Ruiz by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest on Saturday 18th August 2018 at Ocean Resort Casino in New Jersey.
The scorecards were announced as 80-72, 80-72, 80-72 in favor of winner Shakur Stevenson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 8 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Stevenson vs Ruiz stats
Shakur Stevenson stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 7 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Carlos Ruiz made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 2 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Stevenson had advantage in power over Ruiz, with a 57% knock out percentage over Ruiz's 38%.
Shakur Stevenson was the younger man by 4 years, at 25 years old.
Both Shakur Stevenson & Carlos Ruiz fought out of an orthodox stance.
Stevenson was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 5 year and 1 month later than Ruiz, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 115 to Ruiz's 105.
Stevenson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Stevenson vs Ruiz?
Shakur Stevenson was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Carlos Ruiz made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.