May 25 2018
Friday

Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan

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

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Belts on The Line

Vacant WBA World Bantamweight Championship

The tape

29
Age
36
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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The Ring
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WBA
2
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WBC
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WBO
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IBF
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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 25th May 2018 at Ota-City General Gymnasium in 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 vacant 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 0 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 29 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, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 119 less professional rounds, 127 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 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Aran Dipaen on 14th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight and IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.

Previous to that, he had beat Michael Dasmarinas on 19th June 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight and IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Jason Moloney on 31st October 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Before that, he had beat Nonito Donaire on 7th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

He had defeated 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.

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 11 months and 25 days ago, while Jamie McDonnell's last outing had been 5 years, 1 month and 5 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

McDonnell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 7 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 8 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) favourite going into the contest, while Jamie McDonnell made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.

Naoya Inoue vs Jamie McDonnell news

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Naoya

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Jamie

McDonnell

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Round 1

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Fight Finished Early

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