Inoue vs Sabu Info
Takuma Inoue beat Waldo Sabu by knockout in the 1st round on Friday 25th May 2018 at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.
The fight took place over rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
Inoue vs Sabu stats
Takuma Inoue stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Waldo Sabu made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 11 loses and draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Inoue had a slight advantage in power over Sabu, with a 20% knock out percentage over Sabu's 17%.
Takuma Inoue was the younger man by 6 years, at 25 years old.
Takuma Inoue fought out of the orthodox stance, while Waldo Sabu was a southpaw.
Inoue was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 10 months later than Sabu, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 50 less professional rounds, 117 to Sabu's 167.
Inoue vs Sabu form
Inoue had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Nordine Oubaali on 7th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Tassana Sanpattan on 30th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mark John Yap on 11th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Before that, he had defeated Waldo Sabu on 25th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
He had won against Kentaro Masuda on 30th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Bunka Gym, Kanagawa.
Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 10 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.