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Keita Kurihara
Kurihara
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Jan 14 2021
Thursday

Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan

12 round contest @ Bantamweight
15-5-0
TD 9

Score cards

  • 82-89
  • 82-89
  • 81-90
TD 9
13-1-0

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The tape

28
Age
25
5' 8" / 172 cm
Height
5' 5" / 164 cm
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Reach
64.2" / 163 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOKOUDTKOTKO
Form
UDUDUDKOUD
15
Wins
13
13
By KO
3
87
KO%
23
5
Loses
1
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2013

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

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The Ring
6
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WBA
-
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WBC
7
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WBO
7
4
IBF
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Keita Kurihara vs Takuma Inoue report


Who won Kurihara vs Inoue?

Takuma Inoue beat Keita Kurihara by technical decision in their 9 round contest on Thursday 14th January 2021 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

The scorecards were announced as 82-89, 82-89, 81-90 in favor of winner Takuma Inoue.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).

Kurihara vs Inoue stats

Back in January 2021, Keita Kurihara stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Takuma Inoue made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Kurihara had a massive power advantage over Inoue, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Inoue's 23%.

Keita Kurihara was the older man by 3 years, at 28 years old.

Kurihara had a height advantage of 3 inches over Inoue.

Both Keita Kurihara & Takuma Inoue fought out of an orthodox stance.

Kurihara was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 8 months earlier than Inoue, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 72 less professional rounds, 107 to Inoue's 179.

Keita Kurihara went into the fight ranked number 4 by the IBF at bantamweight.

Takuma Inoue was ranked number 7 by the WBC and 7 by the WBO in the 118lb division.

Kurihara vs Inoue form

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

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Nordine Oubaali on 7th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Previous to that, he had won against Tasana Salapat on 30th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had beat Mark John Yap on 11th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.

Before that, he had defeated Waldo Sabu on 25th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

He had won against Kentaro Masuda on 30th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Bunka Gym, Kanagawa.

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Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

What time did Kurihara vs Inoue start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan, which was 6:00 AM EST or 3:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 AM GMT in the UK.

What were the odds on Kurihara vs Inoue?

Keita Kurihara was a 157/50 (+310) underdog going into the contest, while Takuma Inoue made his way into the ring at 11/50 (-450) with oddsmakers.

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Result

Keita

Kurihara

Takuma

Inoue

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Round 1

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Keita Kurihara

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108

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