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Who won Inoue vs Solis?
Takuma Inoue beat Liborio Solis by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 8th April 2023 at Ariake Arena in Koto-Ku.
The scorecards were announced as 117-111, 118-110, 116-112 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 WBA bantamweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Kenshiro Teraji beating Anthony Olascuaga for the WBA Super World Light Flyweight and WBC World Light Flyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Kiko Martinez lost to Reiya Abe for the IBF World Featherweight belt and Jin Sasaki defeated Keita Obara.
Inoue vs Solis stats
Back in April 2023, Takuma Inoue stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Liborio Solis made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw.
Takuma Inoue was the younger man by 14 years, at 27 years old.
Both Takuma Inoue & Liborio Solis fought out of an orthodox stance.
Inoue was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 24 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 12 year and 11 months later than Solis, whose first professional fight was in 2000. He had fought 120 less professional rounds, 170 to Solis' 290.
Takuma Inoue went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA at bantamweight.
Liborio Solis was ranked number 2 by the WBA in the 118lb division.
Inoue vs Solis form
Takuma Inoue had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Gakuya Furuhashi on 7th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Shingo Wake on 11th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Going into that contest, he had won against Keita Kurihara on 14th January 2021 by technical decision in their 9 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Before that, 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.
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.
Solis had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Guillermo Rigondeaux on 8th February 2020 by split decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at PPL Center, Pennsylvania, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Jamie McDonnell on 4th November 2017 by technical decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Jamie McDonnell on 12th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo.
Before that, he had defeated Freddy Beleno on 16th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Hotel Sheraton Bijao, Santa Clara, Panama.
He had won against Juan Carlos Vega on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Centro Recreacional Yesterday, Turmero, Venezuela.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Takuma Inoue had been fighting more than Liborio Solis.
Going to this contest, Takuma Inoue had last fought 10 months and 1 day ago, while Liborio Solis' last outing had been 3 years and 2 months ago.
Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
Solis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 9 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Inoue vs Solis start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 AM UTC at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, 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 Solis?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.
What were the odds on Inoue vs Solis?
Takuma Inoue was a 1/16 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Liborio Solis made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+710) with oddsmakers.
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