Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Can Xu vs Brandon Leon Benitez report
Who won Xu vs Benitez?
Brandon Leon Benitez beat Can Xu by split decision in their 10 round contest on Friday 7th October 2022 at Whitesands Events Center in Plant City.
The scorecards were announced as 94-96, 97-93, 94-96 in favor of winner Brandon Leon Benitez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Xu vs Benitez stats
Can Xu stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws.
Brandon Leon Benitez made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Can Xu was the older man by 29 years, at 29 years old.
Xu had a height advantage of 2 inches over Benitez. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Can Xu & Brandon Leon Benitez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Xu was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 months earlier than Benitez, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 78 more professional rounds, 188 to Benitez's 110.
Can Xu went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBA at featherweight.
Xu vs Benitez form
Xu had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Leigh Wood on 31st July 2021 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Manny Robles III on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Shun Kubo on 26th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Fuzhou, China.
Before that, he had won against Jesus M Rojas on 26th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Texas, United States.
He had beat Jelbirt Gomera on 27th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Qingdao Guosen Gymnasium, Qingdao, China.
Xu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What time did Xu vs Benitez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Whitesands Events Center, Plant City, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Xu vs Benitez?
The ProBox TV US show is expected to begin at 10:00 AM EST / 7:00 AM PST. The ProBox TV broadcast of the card is expected to start at 3:00 PM (GTM).
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