Dec 30 2016
Friday

Ariake Colosseum, Auckland, Japan

12 rounds contest
@ Super Flyweight
11-0-0 
TKO 6

Score cards

  • 49-46
  • 50-45
  • 50-45
TKO 6
32-9-1

Belts on The Line

WBO World Junior Bantamweight Championship

The tape

28
Age
40
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 6" / 167 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
67.7" / 172 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KOUDTKOKOTKO
Form
UDUDUDSDKO
11
Wins
32
9
By KO
13
82
KO%
41
0
Loses
9
Draws
1
2012
Debut
2000

Tape rankings @ Super Flyweight

-
The Ring
-
1
WBA
1
1
WBC
1
1
WBO
1
1
IBF
1

Naoya Inoue vs Kohei Kono report

Who won Inoue vs Kono?

Naoya Inoue beat Kohei Kono by technical knockout in the 6th round on Friday 30th December 2016 at Ariake Colosseum in Auckland.

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).

This contest was for the WBO super flyweight championship of the world.

Inoue vs Kono stats

Naoya Inoue stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0  draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Kohei Kono made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 9 loses and 1 draw, with 13 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Inoue had a massive power advantage over Kono, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Kono's 41%.

Naoya Inoue was the younger man by 12 years, at 28 years old.

Kono had a height advantage of 1 inch over Inoue. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.

Both Naoya Inoue & Kohei Kono fought out of an orthodox stance.

Inoue was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 31 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 11 year and 10 months later than Kono, whose first professional fight was in 2000. He had fought 228 less professional rounds, 117 to Kono's 345.

Naoya Inoue went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 1 by the IBF at super flyweight.

Kohei Kono was ranked number 1 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 1 by the IBF in the 115lb division.

Inoue vs Kono form

Inoue remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Karoon Jarupianlerd on 4th September 2016 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Sky Arena, Zama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had defeated David Carmona on 8th May 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Zama.

Going into that contest, he had beat Warlito Parrenas on 29th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Zama.

Before that, he had won against Omar Andres Narvaez on 30th December 2014 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Metropolitan Gym, Caseros.

He had beat Wittawas Basapean on 5th September 2014 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at Yoyogi #2 Gymnasium, Zama.

Kohei Kono had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Luis Concepcion on 31st August 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.

Previous to that, he had defeated Tanawat Phonnaku on 27th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had won against Tanawat Phonnaku on 27th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Before that, he had defeated Koki Kameda on 16th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at UIC Pavilion, Chicago, United States.

Hehad drawn with Norbelto Jimenez on 31st December 2014 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kohei Kono had been fighting more than Naoya Inoue.

Going to this contest, Naoya Inoue had last fought 4 years, 9 months and 19 days ago, while Kohei Kono's last outing had been 4 years, 9 months and 23 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 9 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.

Kono's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.

What time did Inoue vs Kono start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Ariake Colosseum, Auckland, Japan, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM GMT in the UK.

What were the odds on Inoue vs Kono?

Naoya Inoue was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Kohei Kono made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.

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