Tape rankings @ Super Flyweight
Who won Ioka vs Arroyo?
Kazuto Ioka beat McWilliams Arroyo by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 8th September 2018 at Forum in Inglewood.
The scorecards were announced as 99-90, 97-92, 97-92 in favor of winner Kazuto Ioka.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Juan Francisco Estrada beating Felipe Orucuta. Also, on the undercard Donnie Nietes beat Aston Palicte for the WBO World Junior Bantamweight belt.
Ioka vs Arroyo stats
Back in September 2018, Kazuto Ioka stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
McWilliams Arroyo made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Arroyo had a large advantage in power over Ioka, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Ioka's 59%.
Kazuto Ioka was the younger man by 4 years, at 29 years old.
Ioka had a height advantage of 1 inch over Arroyo. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Kazuto Ioka & McWilliams Arroyo fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ioka was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 10 months earlier than Arroyo, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 177 more professional rounds, 319 to Arroyo's 142.
Kazuto Ioka went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA at super flyweight.
McWilliams Arroyo was ranked number 3 by the WBC and 3 by the WBO in the 115lb division.
Ioka vs Arroyo form
Ioka had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Noknoi Sitthiprasert on 23rd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Keyvin Lara on 20th July 2016 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Going into that contest, he had beat Juan Carlos Reveco on 31st December 2015 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Before that, he had defeated Roberto Domingo Sosa on 27th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
He had won against Juan Carlos Reveco on 22nd April 2015 by majority decision in their WBA World Flyweight championship fight at Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka.
Arroyo had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Carlos Cuadras on 24th February 2018 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez on 23rd April 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Flyweight and The Ring Flyweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Victor Ruiz on 11th April 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Before that, he had lost to Amnat Ruenroeng on 10th September 2014 by split decision in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Liptapanlop Hall, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
He had beat Froilan Saludar on 19th June 2014 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kazuto Ioka had been fighting more than McWilliams Arroyo.
Going to this contest, Kazuto Ioka had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 16 days ago, while McWilliams Arroyo's last outing had been 6 months and 15 days ago.
Ioka's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
Arroyo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Ioka vs Arroyo start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Forum, Inglewood, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Ioka vs Arroyo?
Ioka vs Arroyo was broadcast on HBO in the US.
What were the odds on Ioka vs Arroyo?
Kazuto Ioka was a 11/10 (+110) underdog going into the contest, while McWilliams Arroyo made his way into the ring at 73/100 (-140) with oddsmakers.