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Who won Nakatani vs Yamauchi?
Junto Nakatani beat Ryota Yamauchi by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 9th April 2022 at Super Arena in Saitama.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
This contest was for the WBO flyweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Gennady Golovkin beating Ryota Murata for the WBA Super World Middleweight and IBF World Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Shuichiro Yoshino beat Masayuki Ito.
Nakatani vs Yamauchi stats
Junto Nakatani stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ryota Yamauchi made his way to the ring with a record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yamauchi had advantage in power over Nakatani, with a 88% knock out percentage over Nakatani's 77%.
Junto Nakatani was the younger man by 3 years, at 24 years old.
Nakatani had a height advantage of 2 inches over Yamauchi.
Junto Nakatani fought out of the southpaw stance, while Ryota Yamauchi was an orthodox fighter.
Nakatani was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 years and 2 months earlier than Yamauchi, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 42 more professional rounds, 96 to Yamauchi's 54.
Ryota Yamauchi was ranked number 2 by the WBA, 2 by the WBO and 8 by the IBF in the 112lb division.
Nakatani vs Yamauchi form
Nakatani remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Giemel Magramo on 6th November 2020 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had beat Philip Luis Cuerdo on 1st June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Before that, he had won against Naoki Mochizuki on 2nd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
He had beat Shun Kosaka on 6th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Nakatani's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
What time did Nakatani vs Yamauchi start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 AM UTC at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, which was 6:00 AM EST or 3:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Nakatani vs Yamauchi?
Junto Nakatani was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Ryota Yamauchi made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.