Daigo Higa vs Cristofer Rosales

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Daigo Higa vs Cristofer Rosales
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Date: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Location: 
Arena, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
112
Titles at Stake: 
WBC Flyweight World Title
Referee: 
Thomas Taylor

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Higa failed to make the weight, weighing in 2 lbs overweight, he lost his title, which became there for only the challenger to win.

To the shock of pretty much everyone, Rosales pulls out the upset, stops Higa in 9 rounds, becomees the new WBC flyweight world champion.

After 9 rounds, the scorecards were,
73-79
75-77
76-76
Higa was behind on two cards, behind on one of them, by a very long way.




Fan Cards: Daigo Higa vs Cristofer Rosales


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DAIGO HIGA
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
73
CRISTOFER ROSALES
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
79


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DAIGO HIGA
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
74
CRISTOFER ROSALES
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
78


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DAIGO HIGA
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
76
CRISTOFER ROSALES
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
76


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

This is a good fight.
Higa is a monster, 15-0, stopped everyone, only 22, already a world champion, making his third title defence, I think Higa has a future in top level boxing, boxing needs more top fighters in the lower weight classes!, so fighters like Higa, Inoue, Taguchi, they are very good for boxing.

Rosales is a good fighter, never been stopped, he is a former international champion, he has won country titles and Latino title fights, he has experience, he is a good opponent for Higa, but also, a live opponent in his own right. Rosales last lost back in May, when Andrew Selby (Olympian, then 8-0) beat him, he dropped Selby, but lost everything apart from that. Rosales has lost 2 other fights, he lost to Kal Yafai on points in 2015, and there was one very early career defeat.

I think Rosales is good at a certain level, but at world level, not so much, and I think the calibre, the outstanding power of Higa is going to be enough for the champion to retain his title. I have never seen him fight, but I assume Rosales has good general ring experience, can do the rounds, can take punches, gets stuck in everytime he fights, but I wouldn't assume he is a good defensive fighter, and I think fighters who are good at taking punches, when they step up, fight an opponent with power like Higa, they are only more open to shots, and they get hurt, take a beating like any other opponent.

I think Rosales might be able to soak up a lot of Higa's punches for 3 or 4 rounds, fire back, but Higa's shots will take a toll, the difference in levels, and tne damage will be clear to see by round 5, I think Rosales will become an easy target, and I would be surprised if he got past round 8.
I think Higa stops Rosales in 6-8.

Gold's picture

I didn't watch but this is a huge upset. I think quite a lot of blame goes to Higa's promoter. He got too greedy by trying to turn around Higa in just two months. That's fine at a prospect level but when defending a championship it can mess up the weight cut and the camp preparations which can make a fighter ripe to be upset.

Champion97's picture

What a shock!

I dont know why Higa's corner stopped it...he was still very much in the fight and had Rosales hurt several times with Bodyshots