Central Gym, Hyogo, Japan
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Kubo vs Osawa?
Shun Kubo beat Hiroshige Osawa by split decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 28th April 2018 at Central Gym in Hyogo.
The scorecards were announced as 96-93, 97-95, 94-95 in favor of winner Shun Kubo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Kubo vs Osawa stats
Shun Kubo stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Hiroshige Osawa made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 4 loses and 4 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kubo had advantage in power over Osawa, with a 75% knock out percentage over Osawa's 58%.
Shun Kubo was the younger man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Kubo had a height advantage of 2 inches over Osawa.
Shun Kubo fought out of the southpaw stance, while Hiroshige Osawa was an orthodox fighter.
Kubo was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 28 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 9 year and 1 month later than Osawa, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 210 less professional rounds, 91 to Osawa's 301.
Shun Kubo went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBA at featherweight.
Kubo vs Osawa 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 defeated 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 won against Benjie Suganob on 16th May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Central Gym, Kobe.
He had beat 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 time did Kubo vs Osawa start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Central Gym, Hyogo, Japan, which was 7:00 AM EST or 4:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Kubo vs Osawa?
Shun Kubo was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Hiroshige Osawa made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.