Dec 14 2021
Tuesday

Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan

12 rounds contest @ Minimumweight
16-1-0
TKO 11
TKO 11
14-3-0

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Belts on The Line

WBO World Minimumweight Championship

The tape

26
Age
28
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 4" / 162 cm
65" / 165 cm
Reach
64.6" / 164 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

TKOUDUDSDKO
Form
TKOTDUDUDUD
16
Wins
14
6
By KO
9
38
KO%
64
1
Loses
3
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2016

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Wilfredo Mendez vs Masataka Taniguchi report

Who won Mendez vs Taniguchi?

Masataka Taniguchi beat Wilfredo Mendez by technical knockout in the 11th round on Tuesday 14th December 2021 at Kokugikan in Tokyo.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Minimumweight division, which meant the weight limit was 105 pounds (7.5 stone or 47.6 KG).

This contest was for the WBO minimumweight championship of the world.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Naoya Inoue's and Aran Dipaen's clash for the WBA Super World Bantamweight and IBF World Bantamweight championship.

Mendez vs Taniguchi stats

Wilfredo Mendez stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Masataka Taniguchi made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Taniguchi had a large advantage in power over Mendez, boosting at 64% knock out percentage over Mendez's 38%.

Wilfredo Mendez was the younger man by 2 years, at 26 years old.

Mendez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Taniguchi. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.

Both Wilfredo Mendez & Masataka Taniguchi fought out of a southpaw stance.

Mendez was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2016, 3 months later than Taniguchi, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 127 to Taniguchi's 124.

Mendez vs Taniguchi form

Mendez had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Gabriel Mendoza on 8th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Minimumweight championship fight at Hotel El Panama, Panama City, Panama.

Previous to that, he had beat Axel Aragon Vega on 26th October 2019 by technical decision in their WBO World Minimumweight championship fight at Cancha Ruben Zayas Montanez, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

Going into that contest, he had won against Vic Saludar on 24th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Minimumweight championship fight at Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan.

Before that, he had beat Janiel Rivera on 24th May 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Cancha Ruben Zayas Montanez, Trujillo Alto.

He had defeated Armando Vazquez on 8th March 2019 by knockout in the 6th round at Cancha Ruben Zayas Montanez, Trujillo Alto.

Activity check

Mendez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.

Taniguchi's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.7 rounds on average.

What time did Mendez vs Taniguchi start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 AM UTC at Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan, which was 5:00 AM EST or 2:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 AM GMT in the UK.

What were the odds on Mendez vs Taniguchi?

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Wilfredo

Mendez

Masataka

Taniguchi

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Wilfredo Mendez

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108

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