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May 25 2018
Friday

Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan

12 round contest @ Bantamweight
15-0-0
TKO 1
TKO 1
29-2-1

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WBA World Bantamweight Championship

The tape

25
Age
32
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKORTDKOTKOKO
Form
NCUDTKOUDUD
15
Wins
29
13
By KO
13
87
KO%
45
0
Loses
2
0
Draws
1
2012
Debut
2005

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

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WBA
2
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WBO
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Naoya Inoue vs Jamie McDonnell report


Who won McDonnell vs Inoue?

Naoya Inoue beat Jamie McDonnell by technical knockout in the 1st round on Friday, May 25th, 2018, at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

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 contest was for the WBA bantamweight championship of the world.

McDonnell vs Inoue stats

Back in May 2018, Naoya Inoue stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Jamie McDonnell made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, with 13 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggested Inoue had a massive power advantage over McDonnell, boasting a 87% knockout percentage compared to McDonnell's 45%.

Naoya Inoue was the younger man by 7 years, at 25 years old.

McDonnell had a height advantage of 5 inches over Inoue. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Both Naoya Inoue and Jamie McDonnell fought out of an orthodox stance.

Inoue was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 years later than McDonnell, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 84 fewer professional rounds, totaling 162 compared to McDonnell's 246.

Jamie McDonnell was ranked number 2 by the WBA in the 118lb division.

McDonnell vs Inoue form

Inoue remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beaten Yoan Boyeaux on December 30, 2017, by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Bunka Gym, Kanagawa, Japan.

Prior to that, he had beaten Antonio Nieves on September 9, 2017, by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Ricardo Rodriguez on May 21, 2017, by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Japan.

Before that, he had beaten Kohei Kono on December 30, 2016, by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Auckland.

He had defeated Karoon Jarupianlerd on September 4, 2016, by knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Sky Arena, Zama.

McDonnell 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 defeated Liborio Solis on November 4, 2017, by technical decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Prior to that, he had won against Liborio Solis on November 12, 2016, by unanimous decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Fernando Vargas on April 9, 2016, by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had beaten Tomoki Kameda on September 6, 2015, by unanimous decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, United States.

He had won against Tomoki Kameda on May 9, 2015, by unanimous decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Hidalgo.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Naoya Inoue had been fighting more than Jamie McDonnell.

Going into this contest, Naoya Inoue had last fought 4 months and 25 days ago, while Jamie McDonnell's last outing had been 6 months and 21 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 21 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 4 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

McDonnell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

What time did McDonnell vs Inoue start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 PM UTC at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, which was 8:00 AM EST or 5:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:00 PM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast McDonnell vs Inoue?

McDonnell vs Inoue was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.

What were the odds on McDonnell vs Inoue?

Naoya Inoue was a 17/100 (-590) favorite going into the contest, while Jamie McDonnell made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.

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Inoue
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