Spring 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Super Flyweight
28-2-0
18-1-2

Belts on The Line

WBO World Junior Bantamweight
WBA World Super Flyweight

The tape

33
Age
26
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
66.9" / 170 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12TKO 8UD 12TKO 10
Form
UD 12NCUD 12TKO 9SD 10
28
Wins
18
15
By KO
8
54
KO%
44
2
Losses
1
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
2
2009
Debut
2015
276
Pro rounds
137

Current rankings @ Super Flyweight

3
The Ring
5
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Kazuto Ioka vs Joshua Franco preview

When is Ioka vs Franco?

Kazuto Ioka could take on Joshua Franco in Spring 2022 in the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

Ioka vs Franco stats

Kazuto Ioka would step into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Joshua Franco would make his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Ioka would have a slight advantage in power over Franco, with a 54% knock out percentage over Franco's 44%.

Kazuto Ioka is the older man by 7 years, at 33 years old.

Franco has 1-inch reach advantage.

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

Ioka is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 years and 3 months earlier than Franco, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 139 more professional rounds, 276 to Franco's 137.

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

Joshua Franco is currently ranked number 5 by the RING in the 115lb division.

Ioka vs Franco form

Ioka has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Ryoji Fukunaga on 31st December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.

Previous to that, he had defeated Francisco Rodriguez Jr on 1st September 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 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.

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

He had beat 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.

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

In his last fight, he 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 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.

Hehad 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 recent activity, Joshua Franco has been fighting more than Kazuto Ioka.

Kazuto Ioka last fought 4 months and 23 days ago, while Joshua Franco's last outing was 9 months and 10 days ago.

Ioka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.8 rounds on average.

Franco's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Ioka vs Franco?

Joshua Franco is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Kazuto Ioka if you fancy the incredible upset.

Kazuto Ioka vs Joshua Franco news

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