Belts on The Line
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Who won Inoue vs Sanpattan?
Takuma Inoue beat Tasana Salapat by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Sunday 30th December 2018 at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Takuma Inoue.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBC bantamweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Masayuki Ito's and Evgeny Chuprakov's clash for the WBO World Junior Lightweight championship.
Inoue vs Sanpattan stats
Back in December 2018, Takuma Inoue stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tasana Salapat made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 48 wins and 0 draws, with 33 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Salapat had a massive power advantage over Inoue, boosting at 69% knock out percentage over Inoue's 25%.
Takuma Inoue was the younger man by 3 years, at 23 years old.
Salapat had a height advantage of 3 inches over Inoue.
Takuma Inoue fought out of the orthodox stance, while Tasana Salapat was a southpaw.
Inoue was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 36 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 8 months later than Salapat, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 201 less professional rounds, 170 to Salapat's 371.
Takuma Inoue went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBC at bantamweight.
Tasana Salapat was ranked number 2 by the WBC in the 118lb division.
Inoue vs Sanpattan form
Inoue had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Mark John Yap on 11th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Waldo Sabu on 25th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kentaro Masuda on 30th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Bunka Gym, Kanagawa.
Before that, he had won against Hiroyuki Kudaka on 30th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
He had beat Froilan Saludar on 4th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sky Arena, Kanagawa.
Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
What time did Inoue vs Sanpattan start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 AM UTC at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, which was 5:00 AM EST or 2:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Inoue vs Sanpattan?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.
What were the odds on Inoue vs Sanpattan?
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