Keita Kurihara
Kurihara
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Oct 12 2023
Thursday

Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Japan

12 round contest @ Bantamweight
Froilan Saludar
Saludar
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17-7-1
TKO 1
TKO 1
33-7-1

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The tape

31
Age
34
5' 8" / 172 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
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Reach
70.1" / 178 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOTD
Form
KOUDKOUDTKO
17
Wins
33
15
By KO
23
88
KO%
70
7
Loses
7
1
Draws
1
2011
Debut
2009

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

10
The Ring
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WBA
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3
WBC
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WBO
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4
IBF
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Keita Kurihara vs Froilan Saludar report


Who won Kurihara vs Saludar?

Froilan Saludar beat Keita Kurihara by technical knockout in the 1st round on Thursday 12th October 2023 at Ariake Arena in Koto-Ku.

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).

This fight appeared on the undercard of John Riel Casimero beating Yukinori Oguni. Also, on the undercard Vince Paras beat Kai Ishizawa and Saul Sanchez defeated RV Deniega.

Kurihara vs Saludar stats

Back in October 2023, Keita Kurihara stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Froilan Saludar made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 23 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Kurihara had advantage in power over Saludar, with a 88% knock out percentage over Saludar's 70%.

Keita Kurihara was the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.

Kurihara had a height advantage of 3 inches over Saludar.

Both Keita Kurihara & Froilan Saludar fought out of an orthodox stance.

Kurihara was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 8 months later than Saludar, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 104 less professional rounds, 107 to Saludar's 211.

Keita Kurihara went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBC and 4 by the IBF at bantamweight.

Kurihara vs Saludar form

Saludar had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Luis Nery on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Metepec, México, Mexico.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Andrew Moloney on 21st December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Star Event Centre, New South Wales, Australia.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Sho Kimura on 27th July 2018 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Qingdao Guosen Gymnasium, Qingdao, China.

Before that, he had been beaten by Takuma Inoue on 4th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sky Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.

He had lost to McWilliams Arroyo on 19th June 2014 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

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Kurihara's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.5 rounds on average.

Saludar's last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.

What time did Kurihara vs Saludar start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 5:00 AM UTC at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Japan, which was 1:00 AM EST or 10:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 6:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Kurihara vs Saludar?

The Fite.tv PPV US show is expected to begin at 5:00 AM EST / 2:00 AM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 10:00 AM (GTM).

What were the odds on Kurihara vs Saludar?

Keita Kurihara was a 1/7 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Froilan Saludar made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.

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