Dec 31 2022
Saturday

Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan

12 round contest @ Super Flyweight
29-2-0
MD 12

Score cards

  • 113-115
  • 114-114
  • 114-114
MD 12
18-1-2

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Belts on The Line

WBA World Super Flyweight Championship
WBO World Junior Bantamweight Championship

The tape

33
Age
27
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
66.9" / 170 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDUDUDTKOSD
Form
UDUDTKOUDTKO
29
Wins
18
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
2
Loses
1
0
Draws
2
2009
Debut
2015

Tape rankings @ Super Flyweight

2
The Ring
5
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WBA
-
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WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Kazuto Ioka vs Joshua Franco report


Who won Ioka vs Franco?

Kazuto Ioka drew with Joshua Franco by majority draw in their 12 round contest on Saturday 31st December 2022 at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.

The scorecards were announced as 113-115, 114-114, 114-114, meaning it was a majority draw.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

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

Ioka vs Franco stats

Back in December 2022, Kazuto Ioka stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.

Joshua Franco made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws.

Kazuto Ioka was the older man by 6 years, at 33 years old.

Franco had 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Kazuto Ioka & Joshua Franco fought out of an orthodox stance.

Ioka was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 years and 3 months earlier than Franco, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 158 more professional rounds, 319 to Franco's 161.

Ioka vs Franco form

Ioka 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 Donnie Nietes on 13th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.

Previous to that, he had defeated Ryoji Fukunaga on 31st December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had beat Francisco Rodriguez Jr on 1st September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Before 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.

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.

Franco had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Andrew Moloney on 14th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Oklahoma, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Andrew Moloney on 14th November 2020 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Andrew Moloney on 23rd June 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Super Flyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Jose Alejandro Burgos on 11th January 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Alamodome, Texas.

He had drawn with Oscar Negrete on 10th August 2019 by split draw in their 10 round contest at Verizon Theatre, Texas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kazuto Ioka had been fighting more than Joshua Franco.

Going to this contest, Kazuto Ioka had last fought 5 months and 18 days ago, while Joshua Franco's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 17 days ago.

Ioka's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.2 rounds on average.

Franco's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

What time did Ioka vs Franco start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Ota-City General Gymnasium, 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 Ioka vs Franco?

Kazuto Ioka was a 4/7 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Joshua Franco made his way into the ring at 11/8 (+140) with oddsmakers.

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