Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Higa vs Masson?
Daigo Higa beat Thomas Masson by technical knockout in the 7th round on Sunday 22nd October 2017 at Kokugikan in Tokyo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
This contest was for the WBC flyweight championship of the world.
Higa vs Masson stats
Back in October 2017, Daigo Higa stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Thomas Masson made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw.
Daigo Higa was the younger man by 5 years, at 22 years old.
Both Daigo Higa & Thomas Masson fought out of an orthodox stance.
Higa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 4 year and 6 months later than Masson, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 64 less professional rounds, 124 to Masson's 188.
Thomas Masson was ranked number 5 by the WBC and 10 by the IBF in the 112lb division.
Higa vs Masson form
Daigo Higa had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Juan Hernandez Navarrete on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Diomel Diocos on 4th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Korakuen Hall.
Going into that contest, he had beat Felipe Cagubcob Jr on 5th November 2016 by knockout in the 4th round at Korakuen Hall.
Before that, he had defeated Ardin Diale on 2nd July 2016 by knockout in the 4th round at Korakuen Hall.
He had won against Romel Oliveros on 5th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Korakuen Hall.
Higa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
What time did Higa vs Masson start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan, which was 7:00 AM EST or 4:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Higa vs Masson?
Daigo Higa was a 1/50 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Thomas Masson made his way into the ring at 12/1 (+1200) with oddsmakers.