Jul 13 2022
Wednesday

Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan

12 rounds contest @ Super Flyweight
28-2-0

est. ringwalk:

2022-07-13T12:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - N/A / UK - N/A

43-1-6

Belts on The Line

WBO World Junior Bantamweight Championship

The tape

33
Age
40
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 3" / 160 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
65.4" / 166 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12TKO 8UD 12TKO 10
Form
SD 12UD 10SD 12SD 12TKO 7
28
Wins
43
15
By KO
23
54
KO%
53
2
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
6
2009
Debut
2003
276
Pro rounds
378

Current rankings @ Super Flyweight

3
The Ring
9
-
WBA
3
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
1
-
IBF
-

Kazuto Ioka vs Donnie Nietes preview

When is Ioka vs Nietes?

Kazuto Ioka is set to face Donnie Nietes on Wednesday 13th July 2022 at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.

The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

This contest is for the WBO super flyweight championship of the world.

Ioka vs Nietes stats

Kazuto Ioka steps into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Donnie Nietes will make his way to the ring with a record of 43 wins, 1 loss and 6 draws, with 23 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Ioka has a slight advantage in power over Nietes, with a 54% knock out percentage over Nietes' 53%.

Kazuto Ioka is the younger man by 7 years, at 33 years old.

Ioka has a height advantage of 2 inches over Nietes. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Kazuto Ioka & Donnie Nietes fight out of an orthodox stance.

Ioka is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 year and 11 months later than Nietes, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He has fought 102 less professional rounds, 276 to Nietes' 378.

Kazuto Ioka goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the RING at super flyweight.

Donnie Nietes is currently ranked number 3 by the WBA, 1 by the WBO and 9 by the RING in the 115lb division.

Ioka vs Nietes form

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

In his last fight, he defeated Ryoji Fukunaga on 31st December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.

Previous to that, he had defeated Francisco Rodriguez Jr on 1st September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had beat Kosei Tanaka on 31st December 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Before that, he had won against Jeyvier Cintron on 31st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

He had beat Aston Palicte on 19th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Makuhari Messe, Chiba.

Nietes has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he drew Norbelto Jimenez on 11th December 2021 by split draw in their 12 round contest at Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had defeated Pablo Carrillo on 3rd April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Caesars Palace Dubai, Dubai.

Going into that contest, he had won against Kazuto Ioka on 31st December 2018 by split decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Wynn Palace Cotai, Macao, Macao.

Before that, he had drawn with Aston Palicte on 8th September 2018 by split draw in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.

He had defeated Juan Carlos Reveco on 24th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Kazuto Ioka has been fighting more than Donnie Nietes.

Kazuto Ioka last fought 5 months and 26 days ago, while Donnie Nietes' last outing was 6 months and 15 days ago.

Ioka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.8 rounds on average.

Nietes' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.6 rounds on average.

What time does Ioka vs Nietes start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 PM UTC at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, which is 8:00 AM EST or 5:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:00 PM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Ioka vs Nietes?

Donnie Nietes is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Kazuto Ioka if you fancy the incredible upset.

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