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May 06 2024
Monday

Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan

12 round contest @ Flyweight
Taku Kuwahara
Kuwahara
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Estimated Ringwalk:

2024-05-06T09:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - Mon 4:00am EST / UK - Mon 9:00am

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WBA World Flyweight Championship

The tape

28
Age
29
5' 4" / 163 cm
Height
5' 5" / 164 cm
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Reach
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Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

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Form
TKO 10
19
Wins
1
11
By KO
1
58
KO%
100
2
Losses
0
2
Stopped
0
1
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2018
99
Pro rounds
1

Current rankings @ Flyweight

4
The Ring
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WBA
3
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WBC
8
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WBO
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IBF
-

Seigo Yuri Akui vs Taku Kuwahara preview


When is Akui vs Kuwahara II?

Seigo Yuri Akui is set to face Taku Kuwahara on Monday 6th May 2024 at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.

The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).

This contest is for the WBA flyweight championship of the world.

This fight will appear on the undercard of Naoya Inoue's and Luis Nery's clash for the IBF World Junior Featherweight, WBA Super World Super Bantamweight, WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard will be Takuma Inoue's and Sho Ishida's contest for the WBA World Bantamweight belt and Jason Moloney's and Yoshiki Takei's bout for the WBO World Bantamweight title.

Akui vs Kuwahara II stats

Seigo Yuri Akui steps into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Taku Kuwahara will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 1 wins and 0 draws, with 1 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Kuwahara has a massive power advantage over Akui, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Akui's 58%.

Seigo Yuri Akui is the younger man by 1 year, at 28 years old.

Kuwahara has a height advantage of 1 inch over Akui.

Both Seigo Yuri Akui & Taku Kuwahara fight out of an orthodox stance.

Akui is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 4 years and 1 month earlier than Kuwahara, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 98 more professional rounds, 99 to Kuwahara's 1.

Seigo Yuri Akui goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the RING at flyweight.

Taku Kuwahara is currently ranked number 3 by the WBA and 8 by the WBC in the 112lb division.

Akui vs Kuwahara II form

Akui has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Artem Dalakian on 23rd January 2024 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jayson Vayson on 4th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had beat Takuya Kogawa on 27th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Suntopia, Soja.

Before that, he had won against Taku Kuwahara on 21st July 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.

He had beat Seiya Fujikita on 18th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Amakusa Park Gym, Asakuchi.

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Akui's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.

What time does Akui vs Kuwahara II start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 AM UTC at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, which is 5:00 AM EST or 2:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who is showing Akui vs Kuwahara II?

Akui vs Kuwahara II will be broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK, while the fight will be broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.

How do you stream Akui vs Kuwahara II?

You can stream Akui vs Kuwahara II via NowTV. They allow you to stream Sky Sports boxing cards via their app, based on a 24 hour, weekly or monthly passes. You’ll also get access to 11 Sky Sports Channels during your pass period. They also do a monthly smartphone only pass for £5.99, which is great if you need to catch Akui vs Kuwahara II on the move.

24 hours of NowTV is £11.98, while 1 month costs £34.99.

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1 month of ESPN+ is $10.99, 1 month (disney+/hulu) of ESPN+ is $14.99, 1 month (disney+/hulu no ads) of ESPN+ is $24.99 and 1 year costs $109.99.

What are the odds on Akui vs Kuwahara II?

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