Belts on The Line
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Who won Ito vs Chuprakov?
Masayuki Ito beat Evgeny Chuprakov by technical knockout in the 7th round on Sunday 30th December 2018 at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super featherweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Inoue vs Sanpattan for the WBC Interim World Bantamweight championship.
Ito vs Chuprakov stats
Back in December 2018, Masayuki Ito stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Evgeny Chuprakov made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 20 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested that Ito and Chuprakov have similar power, both with a 50% knock out percentage.
Masayuki Ito was the younger man by 1 year, at 28 years old.
Both Masayuki Ito & Evgeny Chuprakov fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ito was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 years and 6 months earlier than Chuprakov, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 97 more professional rounds, 224 to Chuprakov's 127.
Evgeny Chuprakov was ranked number 1 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF in the 130lb division.
Ito vs Chuprakov form
Ito had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Christopher Diaz on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Kissimmee, Florida, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Vergil Puton on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had won against Glenn Enterina on 2nd September 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Before that, he had beat Lorenzo Villanueva on 13th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
He had defeated Takuya Watanabe on 31st December 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
Ito's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Ito vs Chuprakov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:20 AM UTC at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, which was 6:20 AM EST or 3:20 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:20 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Ito vs Chuprakov?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.
What were the odds on Ito vs Chuprakov?
Masayuki Ito was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Evgeny Chuprakov made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.