Martinez vs Tanaka Info
Julio Cesar Martinez could take on Kosei Tanaka in Late 2020 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
The contest would be for the WBC flyweight championship of the world.
Martinez would be making his 2nd defence of the WBC World Flyweight Championship. He won this belt against Cristofer Rosales in December 2019. He has held this belt for 9 months and 10 days.
Martinez vs Tanaka stats
Julio Cesar Martinez would step into the ring with a record of 16 wins and 1 loss, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kosei Tanaka would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Martinez would have advantage in power over Tanaka, with a 75% knock out percentage over Tanaka's 60%.
Julio Cesar Martinez is the same age as Kosei Tanaka, at 25 years old.
Tanaka has a height advantage of 1 inch over Martinez.
Both Julio Cesar Martinez & Kosei Tanaka fight out of an orthodox stance.
Martinez is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 11 months later than Tanaka, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 40 less professional rounds, 78 to Tanaka's 118.
Julio Cesar Martinez goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the RING in the 112lb division.
Kosei Tanaka is currently ranked number 1 by the RING in the 112lb division.
Martinez vs Tanaka form
Martinez has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Jay Harris on 29th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Cristofer Rosales on 20th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona.
Going into that contest, he had beat Charlie Edwards on 31st August 2019 by technical knockout in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against Andrew Selby on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at Centro de Espectáculos del Recinto Ferial, Metepec, Mexico.
He had beat Irvin Ordaz on 26th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Lienzo Charro, Jalisco.
Tanaka remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Wulan Tuolehazi on 31st December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jonathan Gonzalez on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Takeda Teva Ocean Arena, Aichi.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ryoichi Taguchi on 16th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Memorial Center, Gifu.
Before that, he had defeated Sho Kimura on 24th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Takeda Teva Ocean Arena, Aichi.
He had beat Ronnie Baldonado on 31st March 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Nagoya, Aichi.
In terms of recent activity, Julio Cesar Martinez has been fighting more than Kosei Tanaka.
Julio Cesar Martinez last fought 7 months and 1 day ago, while Kosei Tanaka's last outing was 8 months and 30 days ago.
Martinez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 1 month and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Tanaka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year and 9 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.6 rounds on average.