Kono vs Concepcion

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  • Kono vs Concepcion
  • 34-4-0  32-8-1
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Score Cards 112-116, 113-115, 112-116
  • Wednesday 31st August 2016
  • Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
  • WBA World Super Flyweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Super Flyweight
  • Tape
  • 35 age 30
  • 5' 6" / 167cm height 5' 2" / 157cm
  • 67.7" / 172cm reach
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • UD RTD UD TKO TD < form UD UD SD KO TKO <
  • 34 wins 32
  • 24 by ko 13
  • 71% Ko% 41%
  • 4 Losses 8
  • draws 1
  • 2000 Debut 2006
  • tape rankings @ Super Flyweight
  • 1 WBA 1
  • 1 WBC 1
  • 1 WBO 1
  • 1 IBF 1

Kono vs Concepcion Info

Luis Concepcion beat Kohei Kono by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Wednesday 31st August 2016 at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.

The scorecards were announced as 112-116, 113-115, 112-116 in favor of winner Luis Concepcion.

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

This was of the World Boxing Super Series.

This contest was for the WBA super flyweight championship of the world.

Kono vs Concepcion stats

Kohei Kono stepped into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 4 loses and 0  draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Luis Concepcion made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, with 13 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Kono had a large advantage in power over Concepcion, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Concepcion's 41%.

Kohei Kono was the older man by 5 years, at 39 years old.

Kono had a height advantage of 4 inches over Concepcion.

Both Kohei Kono & Luis Concepcion fought out of an orthodox stance.

Kono was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2000, 5 years and 3 months earlier than Concepcion, who’s first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 73 more professional rounds, 345 to Concepcion's 272.

Kohei Kono went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 1 by the IBF in the 115lb division.

Luis Concepcion was ranked number 1 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 1 by the IBF in the 115lb division.

Kono vs Concepcion form

Kono had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Tanawat Phonnaku on 27th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.

Previous to that, he had won against Tanawat Phonnaku on 27th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had beat Koki Kameda on 16th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at UIC Pavilion, Chicago, United States.

Before that, he had drawn with Norbelto Jimenez on 31st December 2014 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.

He had defeated Sutep Wangmuk on 26th March 2014 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.

Concepcion had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Hernan Marquez on 17th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Super Flyweight championship fight at Arena Roberto Duran, Panama City, Panama.

Previous to that, he had won against David Sanchez on 19th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA Interim World Super Flyweight championship fight at Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Mexico.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Carlos Cuadras on 4th April 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Flyweight championship fight at Unidad Deportiva Martín Alarcón, Metepec.

Before that, he had defeated Duvan Hernandez on 23rd August 2014 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Arena Roberto Duran, Panama City, Panama.

He had beat Carlos Fontes on 20th February 2014 by technical decision in their 9 round contest at Centro de Convenciones Figali, Panama City.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Luis Concepcion had been fighting more than Kohei Kono.

Going to this contest, Kohei Kono had last fought 4 years 3 months and 15 days ago, while Luis Concepcion's last outing had been 4 years 7 months and 25 days ago.

Kono's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.2 rounds on average.

Concepcion's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 9 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.

What time did Kono vs Concepcion start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm UTC at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, which was 6:00 pm EST or 3:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 pm BST in the UK.

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