Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
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Current rankings @ Super Flyweight
When is Hashizume vs Tanaka?
Masayoshi Hashizume will face the challenge of Kosei Tanaka on Wednesday 29th June 2022 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Hashizume vs Tanaka stats
Masayoshi Hashizume steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 2 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kosei Tanaka will make his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Hashizume has a slight advantage in power over Tanaka, with a 58% knock out percentage over Tanaka's 56%.
Masayoshi Hashizume is the younger man by 27 years, at years old.
Hashizume has a height advantage of 2 inches over Tanaka.
Masayoshi Hashizume fights out of the southpaw stance, while Kosei Tanaka is an orthodox fighter.
Hashizume's experience as a professional fighter is relatively equal to Tanaka's, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 month earlier than Tanaka, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 28 less professional rounds, 108 to Tanaka's 136.
Masayoshi Hashizume goes into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBO and 14 by the IBF at super flyweight.
Kosei Tanaka is currently ranked number 6 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF in the 115lb division.
Hashizume vs Tanaka form
Tanaka has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he beat Sho Ishida on 11th December 2021 by split decision in their 10 round contest at International Conference Hall, Aichi, Japan.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kazuto Ioka on 31st December 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
Going into that contest, he had beat Wulan Tuolehazi on 31st December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
Before that, he had won against Jonathan Gonzalez on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Takeda Teva Ocean Arena, Aichi.
He had beat Ryoichi Taguchi on 16th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Memorial Center, Gifu.
Tanaka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time does Hashizume vs Tanaka start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 PM UTC at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan, which is 8:00 AM EST or 5:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Hashizume vs Tanaka?
Kosei Tanaka is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Masayoshi Hashizume if you fancy the incredible upset.