McDonnell vs Inoue

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  • Inoue vs McDonnell
  • 15-0-0 29-2-1
  • TKO 1 TKO 1
  • Friday 25th May 2018
  • Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
  • WBA World Bantamweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Bantamweight
  • Tape
  • 25 age 32
  • 5' 5" / 164cm height 5' 10" / 178cm
  • 68.1" / 173cm reach 72" / 183cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • TKO RTD KO TKO KO < form NC UD TKO UD UD <
  • 15 wins 29
  • 13 by ko 13
  • 87% Ko% 45%
  • 0 Losses 2
  • 0 draws 1
  • 2012 Debut 2005
  • tape rankings @ Bantamweight
  • WBA 2
  • WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

McDonnell vs Inoue Info

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

The fight took place over 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

Naoya Inoue stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

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

The stats suggested Inoue had a massive power advantage over McDonnell, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over McDonnell's 45%.

Naoya Inoue was the younger man by 7 years, at 27 years old.

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

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

Inoue was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 year later than McDonnell, who’s first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 139 less professional rounds, 107 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 beat Emmanuel Rodriguez on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Bantamweight, WBA World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had beat Juan Carlos Payano on 7th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.

Going into that contest, he had won against Jamie McDonnell on 25th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Before that, he had beat Yoan Boyeaux on 30th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Bunka Gym, Kanagawa.

He had defeated Antonio Nieves on 9th September 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.

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 4th November 2017 by technical decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Previous to that, he had won against Liborio Solis on 12th November 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 9th April 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 beat Tomoki Kameda on 6th September 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 9th May 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 to this contest, Naoya Inoue had last fought 1 year 5 months and 10 days ago, while Jamie McDonnell's last outing had been 2 years 11 months and 24 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

McDonnell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 5 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 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+.

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