Dec 31 2018
Monday

Wynn Palace Cotai, Macao, Macao

12 rounds contest
@ Super Flyweight
41-1-5
SD 12

Score cards

  • 118-110
  • 112-116
  • 116-112
SD 12
23-1-0

Belts on The Line

WBO World Junior Bantamweight Championship

The tape

38
Age
32
5' 3" / 160 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
65.4" / 166 cm
Reach
66.1" / 168 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

SDKOUDUDRTD
Form
UDUDTKOKOTKO
41
Wins
23
23
By KO
13
56
KO%
57
1
Loses
1
5
Draws
0
2003
Debut
2009

Tape rankings @ Super Flyweight

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

Donnie Nietes vs Kazuto Ioka report

Who won Nietes vs Ioka?

Donnie Nietes beat Kazuto Ioka by split decision in their 12 round contest on Monday 31st December 2018 at Wynn Palace Cotai in Macao.

The scorecards were announced as 118-110, 112-116, 116-112 in favor of winner Donnie Nietes.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

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

The undercard featured the clash of Mthalane vs Sakamoto for the IBF World Flyweight championship.

Nietes vs Ioka stats

Donnie Nietes stepped into the ring with a record of 41 wins, 1 loss and 5 draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Kazuto Ioka made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Ioka had a slight advantage in power over Nietes, with a 57% knock out percentage over Nietes' 56%.

Donnie Nietes was the older man by 6 years, at 38 years old.

Ioka had a height advantage of 2 inches over Nietes. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

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

Nietes was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 5 years and 11 months earlier than Ioka, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 116 more professional rounds, 368 to Ioka's 252.

Donnie Nietes went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO at super flyweight.

Kazuto Ioka was ranked number 3 by the WBO in the 115lb division.

Nietes vs Ioka form

Nietes had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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.

Previous to that, he had won against Juan Carlos Reveco on 24th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.

Going into that contest, he had beat Komgrich Nantapech on 29th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Philippines.

Before that, he had defeated Edgar Sosa on 24th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.

He had won against Raul Garcia on 28th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBO World Junior Flyweight and The Ring Junior Flyweight championship fight at University of St. La Salle Coliseum, Bacolod City, Philippines.

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

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated McWilliams Arroyo on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Forum, Inglewood, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Noknoi Sitthiprasert on 23rd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Going into that contest, he had beat Keyvin Lara on 20th July 2016 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.

Before that, he had won against Juan Carlos Reveco on 31st December 2015 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.

He had beat Roberto Domingo Sosa on 27th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Donnie Nietes had been fighting more than Kazuto Ioka.

Going to this contest, Donnie Nietes had last fought 2 years, 7 months and 15 days ago, while Kazuto Ioka's last outing had been 2 years, 7 months and 15 days ago.

Nietes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Ioka's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.2 rounds on average.

What time did Nietes vs Ioka start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 AM UTC at Wynn Palace Cotai, Macao, Macao, which was 5:00 AM EST or 2:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 AM GMT in the UK.

What were the odds on Nietes vs Ioka?

Donnie Nietes was a 42/25 (+168) underdog going into the contest, while Kazuto Ioka made his way into the ring at 43/100 (-232) with oddsmakers.

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