Inoue vs Kono

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  • Inoue vs Kono
  • 11-0-0  32-9-1
  • TKO 6 TKO 6
  • Score Cards 49-46, 50-45, 50-45
  • Friday 30th December 2016
  • Ariake Colosseum, Auckland, Japan
  • WBO World Junior Bantamweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Super Flyweight
  • Tape
  • 23 age 36
  • 5' 5" / 164cm height 5' 6" / 167cm
  • 68.1" / 173cm reach 67.7" / 172cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • KO UD TKO KO TKO < form UD UD UD SD KO <
  • 11 wins 32
  • 9 by ko 13
  • 82% Ko% 41%
  • 0 Losses 9
  • draws 1
  • 2012 Debut 2000
  • tape rankings @ Super Flyweight
  • 1 WBA 1
  • 1 WBC 1
  • 1 WBO 1
  • 1 IBF 1

Inoue vs Kono Info

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

The fight took place over rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

This was of the World Boxing Super Series.

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 27 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2000. He had fought 238 less professional rounds, 107 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 in the 115lb division.

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 5 of his recent opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Emmanuel Rodriguez on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Bantamweight, WBA World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Juan Carlos Payano on 7th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.

Going into that contest, he had beat Jamie McDonnell on 25th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Before that, he had won against Yoan Boyeaux on 30th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Bunka Gym, Kanagawa.

He had beat Antonio Nieves on 9th September 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.

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.

He had 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 1 year 2 months and 27 days ago, while Kohei Kono's last outing had been 3 years 11 months and 14 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Kono's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 8 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 1 day. 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.

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