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Who won Nakatani vs Rodriguez Jr?
Junto Nakatani beat Francisco Rodriguez Jr by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Tuesday 1st November 2022 at Super Arena in Saitama.
The scorecards were announced as 98-91, 99-90, 97-92 in favor of winner Junto Nakatani.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Kenshiro Teraji beating Hiroto Kyoguchi for the WBA Super World Light Flyweight and WBC World Light Flyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Shuichiro Yoshino defeated Masayoshi Nakatani and Jonathan Gonzalez was victorious over Shokichi Iwata for the WBO World Junior Flyweight title.
Nakatani vs Rodriguez Jr stats
Junto Nakatani stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Francisco Rodriguez Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw.
Junto Nakatani was the younger man by 4 years, at 25 years old.
Nakatani had a height advantage of 3 inches over Rodriguez Jr. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Junto Nakatani fought out of the southpaw stance, while Francisco Rodriguez Jr was an orthodox fighter.
Nakatani was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 4 year and 6 months later than Rodriguez Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 154 less professional rounds, 106 to Rodriguez Jr's 260.
Francisco Rodriguez Jr was ranked number 3 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF in the 115lb division.
Nakatani vs Rodriguez Jr form
Nakatani remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ryota Yamauchi on 9th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Angel Acosta on 10th September 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Tucson, Arizona, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Giemel Magramo on 6th November 2020 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Before that, he had won against Philip Luis Cuerdo on 1st June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
He had beat Naoki Mochizuki on 2nd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Nakatani's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Rodriguez Jr's last 2 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 9 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
What time did Nakatani vs Rodriguez Jr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 AM UTC at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, which was 4:00 AM EST or 1:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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