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Kazuto Ioka vs Fernando Martinez preview
When is Ioka vs Martinez?
Kazuto Ioka could square off against Fernando Martinez in Spring 2023 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 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 Martinez stats
Kazuto Ioka would step into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Fernando Martinez would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Martinez would have a slight advantage in power over Ioka, with a 53% knock out percentage over Ioka's 52%.
Kazuto Ioka is the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Ioka has a height advantage of 2 inches over Martinez. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Kazuto Ioka & Fernando Martinez fight out of an orthodox stance.
Ioka is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 years and 4 months earlier than Martinez, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 208 more professional rounds, 300 to Martinez's 92.
Kazuto Ioka goes into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA and 2 by the RING at super flyweight.
Fernando Martinez is currently ranked number 5 by the RING in the 115lb division.
Ioka vs Martinez form
Ioka has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he drew Joshua Franco on 31st December 2022 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their WBA World Super Flyweight and WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Donnie Nietes on 13th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ryoji Fukunaga on 31st December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
Before 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.
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.
Ioka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.
Martinez's last 2 fights have come over a period of 1 year and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.
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