Belts on The Line
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Who won Kubo vs Roman?
Daniel Roman beat Shun Kubo by technical knockout in the 9th round on Sunday 3rd September 2017 at Shimazu Arena in Kyoto.
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).
This contest was for the vacant WBA super bantamweight championship of the world.
Kubo vs Roman stats
Daniel Roman stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw.
Shun Kubo made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Roman and Kubo have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Daniel Roman was the same age as Shun Kubo, at 31 years old.
Kubo had a height advantage of 4 inches over Roman.
Daniel Roman fought out of the orthodox stance, while Shun Kubo was a southpaw.
Roman was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Kubo, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 142 more professional rounds, 233 to Kubo's 91.
Shun Kubo was ranked number 2 by the WBA in the 122lb division.
Kubo vs Roman form
Roman 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 Adam Lopez on 20th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bally's Event Center, Atlantic City, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Adam Lopez on 20th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bally's Event Center, New Jersey, USA.
Going into that contest, he had won against Marlon Olea on 18th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Doubletree Hotel, California.
Before that, he had beat Enrique Quevedo on 26th August 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Omega Products International, California.
He had defeated Christian Esquivel on 20th May 2016 by knockout in the 5th round at Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, United States.
Kubo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Jin Wook Lim on 11th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Central Gym, Kobe.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Benjie Suganob on 16th May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Central Gym, Kobe.
Before that, he had beat Lloyd Jardeliza on 26th December 2015 by knockout in the 5th round at Central Gym, Kobe.
Hehad won against Sarawut Sujarit on 28th August 2015 by knockout in the 1st round at Central Gym, Kobe.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Daniel Roman had been fighting more than Shun Kubo.
Going to this contest, Daniel Roman had last fought 4 years, 9 months and 7 days ago, while Shun Kubo's last outing had been 4 years, 6 months and 18 days ago.
Roman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
Kubo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
What time did Kubo vs Roman start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Shimazu Arena, Kyoto, 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 Roman?
Daniel Roman was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Shun Kubo made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.