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Who won Yafai vs Ruiz?
Diego Alberto Ruiz beat Gamal Yafai by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 18th February 2023 at Nottingham Arena in Nottingham.
The scorecards were announced as 91-97, 90-97, 89-98 in favor of winner Diego Alberto Ruiz.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Leigh Wood losing to Mauricio Lara for the WBA World Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Dalton Smith defeated Billy Allington for the BBBOC British Super Lightweight belt, Gary Cully was victorious over Wilfredo Flores and Cheavon Clarke beat Israel Duffus.
Yafai vs Ruiz stats
Back in February 2023, Gamal Yafai stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Diego Alberto Ruiz made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yafai had a slight advantage in power over Ruiz, with a 58% knock out percentage over Ruiz's 52%.
Gamal Yafai was the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Ruiz had a height advantage of 1 inch over Yafai.
Both Gamal Yafai & Diego Alberto Ruiz fought out of an orthodox stance.
Yafai was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 month earlier than Ruiz, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 65 less professional rounds, 140 to Ruiz's 205.
Yafai vs Ruiz form
Yafai had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jason Cunningham on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Luca Rigoldi on 17th December 2020 by points in the 12th round at Allianz Cloud, Lombardia, Italy.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Gavin McDonnell on 3rd March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Josh Wale on 30th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Super Bantamweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
He had won against Bobby Jenkinson on 5th March 2016 by knockout in the 7th round in their CBC Commonwealth Super Bantamweight championship fight at Genting Arena, Birmingham.
Yafai's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 11 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
Ruiz's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.5 rounds on average.
What time did Yafai vs Ruiz start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM GMT at Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, United Kingdom, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Yafai vs Ruiz?
Gamal Yafai was a 1/6 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while Diego Alberto Ruiz made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.