Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Tape rankings @ Super Bantamweight
Who won Inoue vs Wake?
Takuma Inoue beat Shingo Wake by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Thursday 11th November 2021 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
The scorecards were announced as 117-110, 117-110, 117-110 in favor of winner Takuma Inoue.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
Inoue vs Wake stats
Back in November 2021, Takuma Inoue stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Shingo Wake made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 6 loses and 2 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Wake had a massive power advantage over Inoue, boosting at 70% knock out percentage over Inoue's 21%.
Takuma Inoue was the younger man by 9 years, at 26 years old.
Wake had a height advantage of 5 inches over Inoue.
Takuma Inoue fought out of the orthodox stance, while Shingo Wake was a southpaw.
Inoue was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 7 year and 1 month later than Wake, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 48 less professional rounds, 170 to Wake's 218.
Shingo Wake was ranked number 13 by the WBO in the 122lb division.
Inoue vs Wake 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 defeated Keita Kurihara on 14th January 2021 by technical decision in their 9 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Tasana Salapat on 30th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
Before that, he had beat Mark John Yap on 11th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
He had won against Waldo Sabu on 25th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Wake's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.5 rounds on average.
What time did Inoue vs Wake start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan, which was 6:00 AM EST or 3:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Inoue vs Wake?
Takuma Inoue was a 17/100 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while Shingo Wake made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.