EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Nakatani vs Suriyo?
Masayoshi Nakatani beat Amphon Suriyo by knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 24th February 2018 at EDION Arena Osaka in Osaka.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Nakatani vs Suriyo stats
Masayoshi Nakatani stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Amphon Suriyo made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Suriyo had a large advantage in power over Nakatani, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Nakatani's 60%.
Masayoshi Nakatani was the younger man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Nakatani had a height advantage of 5 inches over Suriyo.
Both Masayoshi Nakatani & Amphon Suriyo fought out of an orthodox stance.
Nakatani's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Suriyo's, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 13 days later than Suriyo, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 54 more professional rounds, 140 to Suriyo's 86.
Nakatani vs Suriyo form
Nakatani had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Teofimo Lopez on 19th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at MGM National Harbor, Maryland, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Izuki Tomioka on 29th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 11th round at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had won against Amphon Suriyo on 24th February 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Before that, he had beat Ryan Sermona on 3rd September 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Shimazu Arena, Kyoto.
He had defeated Krai Setthaphon on 9th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Nakatani's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Nakatani vs Suriyo?
Masayoshi Nakatani was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Amphon Suriyo made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.