Dec 31 2021
Friday

Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan

12 rounds contest @ Super Flyweight
27-2-0

est. ringwalk:

2021-12-31T11:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - N/A

33-1-2

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Belts on The Line

IBF World Junior Bantamweight Championship
WBO World Junior Bantamweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
29
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
66.5" / 169 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12TKO 8UD 12TKO 10SD 12
Form
UD 12TKO 6TKO 7SD 12UD 12
27
Wins
33
15
By KO
22
56
KO%
67
2
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
2
2009
Debut
2009
264
Pro rounds
219

Current rankings @ Super Flyweight

3
The Ring
4
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WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Kazuto Ioka vs Jerwin Ancajas preview

When is Ioka vs Ancajas?

Kazuto Ioka will square off against Jerwin Ancajas on Friday 31st December 2021 at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.

The fight will take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

This contest is for the unified super flyweight championship of the world, with the IBF & WBO belts on the line.

Ioka vs Ancajas stats

Kazuto Ioka steps into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Jerwin Ancajas will make his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Ancajas has advantage in power over Ioka, with a 67% knock out percentage over Ioka's 56%.

Kazuto Ioka is the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.

Ancajas has a height advantage of 1 inch over Ioka. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Kazuto Ioka & Jerwin Ancajas fight out of an orthodox stance.

Ioka's experience as a professional fighter is relatively equal to Ancajas', having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 months earlier than Ancajas, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 45 more professional rounds, 264 to Ancajas' 219.

Kazuto Ioka goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the RING at super flyweight.

Jerwin Ancajas is currently ranked number 4 by the RING in the 115lb division.

Ioka vs Ancajas form

Ioka has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he won against Francisco Rodriguez Jr on 1st September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.

Previous to that, he had won against Kosei Tanaka on 31st December 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had beat Jeyvier Cintron on 31st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Before that, he had defeated Aston Palicte on 19th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Makuhari Messe, Chiba.

He had been beaten by Donnie Nietes on 31st December 2018 by split decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Wynn Palace Cotai, Macao, Macao.

Ancajas has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he won against Jonathan Javier Rodriguez on 10th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Miguel Gonzalez on 7th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Auditorio GNP Seguros, Puebla, Mexico.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Ryuichi Funai on 4th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Stockton Arena, California, United States.

Before that, he had drawn with Alejandro Santiago Barrios on 28th September 2018 by split draw in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Oracle Arena, California.

He had beat Jonas Sultan on 26th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Selland Arena, Fresno, California.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Kazuto Ioka has been fighting more than Jerwin Ancajas.

Kazuto Ioka last fought 2 months and 29 days ago, while Jerwin Ancajas' last outing was 7 months and 20 days ago.

Ioka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.8 rounds on average.

Ancajas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

What time does Ioka vs Ancajas start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, which is 6:00 AM EST or 3:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who is showing Ioka vs Ancajas?

The fight will be broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.

How do you stream Ioka vs Ancajas?

You can stream Ioka vs Ancajas via the ESPN+ app. This is a standalone service from regular ESPN, so you don’t need to be an existing TV subscriber. You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku, your Smart TV and many others.

1 month of ESPN+ is $6.99, 1 month (disney+/hulu) of ESPN+ is $13.99 and 1 year costs $69.99.

What were the odds on Ioka vs Ancajas?

Jerwin Ancajas is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Kazuto Ioka if you fancy the incredible upset.

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