VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in Japan

Potential contest @ Bantamweight
27-0-0
20-1-0

Belts on The Line

WBC World Bantamweight
WBA World Bantamweight

The tape

26
Age
28
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 5" / 164 cm
66.9" / 170 cm
Reach
64.2" / 163 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 6UD 12KO 12UD 10TKO 8
Form
UD 12KO 9UD 12UD 12UD 12
27
Wins
20
20
By KO
5
74
KO%
25
0
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2013
136
Pro rounds
191

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

1
The Ring
3
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WBA
-
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WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Junto Nakatani vs Takuma Inoue preview


When is Nakatani vs Inoue?

Junto Nakatani could take on Takuma Inoue in late 2024 Japan.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 kg).

Nakatani vs Inoue stats

Junto Nakatani would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 27 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Takuma Inoue would make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Nakatani would have a massive power advantage over Inoue, boasting a 74% knockout percentage compared to Inoue's 25%.

Junto Nakatani is the younger man by 2 years, at 26 years old.

Nakatani has a height advantage of 2 inches over Inoue. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Junto Nakatani fights out of the southpaw stance, while Takuma Inoue is an orthodox fighter.

Nakatani is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 4 months later than Inoue, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 55 fewer professional rounds, totaling 136 compared to Inoue's 191.

Junto Nakatani goes into the fight ranked number 1 by The Ring at bantamweight.

Takuma Inoue is currently ranked number 3 by The Ring in the 118lb division.

Nakatani vs Inoue form

Nakatani remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Alejandro Santiago on February 24, 2024, by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to that, he had beaten Argi Cortes on September 18, 2023, by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku.

Going into that contest, he had won against Andrew Moloney on May 20, 2023, by knockout in the 12th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had beaten Francisco Rodriguez Jr on November 1, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

He had defeated Ryota Yamauchi on April 9, 2022, by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama.

Inoue has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight, he won against Sho Ishida on May 6, 2024, by unanimous decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to that, he had won against Jerwin Ancajas on February 24, 2024, by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Liborio Solis on April 8, 2023, by unanimous decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku.

Before that, he had beaten Gakuya Furuhashi on June 7, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Super Arena, Saitama.

He had won against Shingo Wake on November 11, 2021, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Junto Nakatani has been fighting more than Takuma Inoue.

Junto Nakatani last fought 8 months and 30 days ago, while Takuma Inoue's last outing was 6 months and 17 days ago.

Nakatani's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 14 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.4 rounds on average.

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