Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Tape rankings @ Super Flyweight
Who won Hashizume vs Tanaka?
Kosei Tanaka beat Masayoshi Hashizume by technical knockout in the 5th round on Wednesday 29th June 2022 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Hashizume vs Tanaka stats
Back in June 2022, Masayoshi Hashizume stepped 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 made 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 suggested Hashizume had a slight advantage in power over Tanaka, with a 58% knock out percentage over Tanaka's 56%.
Masayoshi Hashizume was the younger man by 28 years, at -1 years old.
Hashizume had a height advantage of 2 inches over Tanaka.
Masayoshi Hashizume fought out of the southpaw stance, while Kosei Tanaka was an orthodox fighter.
Hashizume's experience as a professional fighter was 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 had fought 48 less professional rounds, 113 to Tanaka's 161.
Masayoshi Hashizume went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBO and 14 by the IBF at super flyweight.
Kosei Tanaka was ranked number 6 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF in the 115lb division.
Hashizume vs Tanaka form
Tanaka had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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 had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Hashizume vs Tanaka start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 PM UTC at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan, which was 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?
Masayoshi Hashizume was a 3/1 (+300) underdog going into the contest, while Kosei Tanaka made his way into the ring at 1/4 (-400) with oddsmakers.