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Who won Inoue vs Furuhashi?
Takuma Inoue beat Gakuya Furuhashi by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Tuesday 7th June 2022 at Super Arena in Saitama.
The scorecards were announced as 119-109, 120-108, 120-108 in favor of winner Takuma Inoue.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Naoya Inoue's and Nonito Donaire's clash for the WBC World Bantamweight, WBA Super World Bantamweight and IBF World Bantamweight championship.
Inoue vs Furuhashi stats
Back in June 2022, Takuma Inoue stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Gakuya Furuhashi made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 8 loses and 2 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Furuhashi had a massive power advantage over Inoue, boosting at 57% knock out percentage over Inoue's 20%.
Takuma Inoue was the younger man by 9 years, at 26 years old.
Furuhashi had a height advantage of 1 inch over Inoue.
Both Takuma Inoue & Gakuya Furuhashi fought out of an orthodox stance.
Inoue was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 22 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 year and 7 months later than Furuhashi, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 72 less professional rounds, 170 to Furuhashi's 242.
Takuma Inoue went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBO at super bantamweight.
Inoue vs Furuhashi form
Takuma Inoue had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Shingo Wake on 11th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Keita Kurihara on 14th January 2021 by technical decision in their 9 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Nordine Oubaali on 7th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama.
Before that, he had beat Tasana Salapat on 30th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
He had defeated Mark John Yap on 11th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
What time did Inoue vs Furuhashi start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 AM UTC at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, which was 5:00 AM EST or 2:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Inoue vs Furuhashi?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.
What were the odds on Inoue vs Furuhashi?
Takuma Inoue was a 13/100 (-770) favourite going into the contest, while Gakuya Furuhashi made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.