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Julio Cesar Martinez vs Kosei Tanaka preview
When is Martinez vs Tanaka?
Julio Cesar Martinez could take on Kosei Tanaka in Autumn/Fall 2023 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).
Martinez vs Tanaka stats
Julio Cesar Martinez would step into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kosei Tanaka would make his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Martinez would have advantage in power over Tanaka, with a 74% knock out percentage over Tanaka's 56%.
Julio Cesar Martinez is the older man by 1 year, at 28 years old.
Tanaka has a height advantage of 1 inch over Martinez. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.
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, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 39 less professional rounds, 112 to Tanaka's 151.
Julio Cesar Martinez goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the RING at flyweight.
Martinez vs Tanaka form
Martinez has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Samuel Carmona on 3rd December 2022 by majority decision in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Pechanga Arena, California.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by McWilliams Arroyo on 19th November 2021 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at SNHU Arena, New Hampshire.
Before that, he had beat Joel Cordova on 26th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
He had won against Moises Calleros on 23rd October 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at Gimnasio TV Azteca, Distrito Federal.
Tanaka has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he beat Yanga Sigqibo on 11th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Takeda Teva Ocean Arena, Nagoya, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Masayoshi Hashizume on 29th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Sho Ishida on 11th December 2021 by split decision in their 10 round contest at International Conference Hall, Aichi.
Before that, he had lost to Kazuto Ioka on 31st December 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
He had won against 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.
In terms of recent activity, Julio Cesar Martinez has been fighting more than Kosei Tanaka.
Julio Cesar Martinez last fought 3 months and 20 days ago, while Kosei Tanaka's last outing was 3 months and 12 days ago.
Martinez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 5 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7 rounds on average.
Tanaka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
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