Caesars Palace Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tape rankings @ Super Flyweight
Muhammad Waseem vs Ganigan Lopez report
Who won Waseem vs Lopez?
Muhammad Waseem beat Ganigan Lopez by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest on Friday 22nd November 2019 at Caesars Palace Dubai in Dubai.
The scorecards were announced as 77-75, 77-75, 80-73 in favor of winner Muhammad Waseem.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 8 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jack Catterall beating Timo Schwarzkopf. Also, on the undercard Vijender Singh beat Charles Adamu.
Waseem vs Lopez stats
Muhammad Waseem stepped into the ring with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ganigan Lopez made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Waseem had a large advantage in power over Lopez, boosting at 78% knock out percentage over Lopez's 53%.
Muhammad Waseem was the younger man by 6 years, at 35 years old.
Waseem had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lopez. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Muhammad Waseem fought out of the orthodox stance, while Ganigan Lopez was a southpaw.
Waseem was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 36 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 12 year and 1 month later than Lopez, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 223 less professional rounds, 101 to Lopez's 324.
Waseem vs Lopez form
Waseem had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Conrado Tanamor on 13th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Caesars Palace Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Moruti Mthalane on 15th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jose Luis Calvo on 30th September 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Gimnasio Pandeportes-La Basita, David, Panama.
Before that, he had beat Ivan Trejos on 29th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Gimnasio Municipal, Puerto Armuelles.
He had defeated Jether Oliva on 17th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Millennium Hilton Hotel, Seoul, South Korea.
Lopez had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Kenshiro Teraji on 25th May 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had lost to Kenshiro Teraji on 20th May 2017 by majority decision in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jonathan Taconing on 2nd July 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Mexico.
Before that, he had defeated Yu Kimura on 4th March 2016 by majority decision in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at Shimazu Arena, Kyoto, Japan.
He had beat Juan Luis Lopez on 30th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Muhammad Waseem had been fighting more than Ganigan Lopez.
Going to this contest, Muhammad Waseem had last fought 3 years, 8 months and 15 days ago, while Ganigan Lopez's last outing had been 5 years and 3 days ago.
Waseem's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.
Lopez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 6 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Waseem vs Lopez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 4:30 PM UTC at Caesars Palace Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which was 11:30 AM EST or 8:30 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 4:30 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Waseem vs Lopez?
Muhammad Waseem was a 7/100 (-1400) favourite going into the contest, while Ganigan Lopez made his way into the ring at 6/1 (+600) with oddsmakers.
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