Central Gym, Kobe, Japan
Tape rankings @ Super Bantamweight
Who won Kubo vs Lim?
Shun Kubo beat Jin Wook Lim by technical knockout in the 4th round on Friday 11th November 2016 at Central Gym in Kobe.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
Kubo vs Lim stats
Shun Kubo stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jin Wook Lim made his way to the ring with a record of 8 wins, 4 loses and 5 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kubo had a massive power advantage over Lim, boosting at 70% knock out percentage over Lim's 25%.
Shun Kubo was the older man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Kubo had a height advantage of 4 inches over Lim.
Shun Kubo fought out of the southpaw stance, while Jin Wook Lim was an orthodox fighter.
Kubo was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 year and 9 months later than Lim, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 91 to Lim's 99.
Kubo vs Lim form
Kubo had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Daniel Roman on 3rd September 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Shimazu Arena, Kyoto, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Nehomar Cermeno on 9th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jin Wook Lim on 11th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Central Gym, Kobe.
Before that, he had defeated Benjie Suganob on 16th May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Central Gym, Kobe.
He had won against Lloyd Jardeliza on 26th December 2015 by knockout in the 5th round at Central Gym, Kobe.
Kubo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Kubo vs Lim?
Shun Kubo was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Jin Wook Lim made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.