Nakhon Sawan Municipality Ground, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand
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Who won Niyomtrong vs Tanaka?
Thammanoon Niyomtrong beat Norihito Tanaka by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 at Nakhon Sawan Municipality Ground in Nakhon Sawan.
The scorecards were announced as 120-107, 119-108, 120-107 in favor of winner Thammanoon Niyomtrong.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds .
This contest was for the WBA championship of the world.
Niyomtrong vs Tanaka stats
Thammanoon Niyomtrong stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Norihito Tanaka made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tanaka had advantage in power over Niyomtrong, with a 53% knock out percentage over Niyomtrong's 35%.
Thammanoon Niyomtrong was the younger man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Both Thammanoon Niyomtrong & Norihito Tanaka fought out of an orthodox stance.
Niyomtrong was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 year and 3 months later than Tanaka, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 25 more professional rounds, 189 to Tanaka's 164.
Niyomtrong vs Tanaka form
Niyomtrong remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Toto Landero on 6th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Minimumweight championship fight at Chonburi Provincial Ground, Chonburi, Thailand.
Previous to that, he had beat Shin Ono on 14th December 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Minimumweight championship fight at Nakhon Ratchasima Provincial Ground, Nakhon Ratchasima.
Going into that contest, he had won against Byron Rojas on 29th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Minimumweight championship fight at City Hall's Ground, Khon Kaen.
Before that, he had beat Carlos Buitrago on 4th February 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Minimumweight championship fight at City Hall Ground, Chonburi.
He had defeated Alexis Diaz on 2nd July 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Interim World Minimumweight championship fight at City Hall Ground, Nakhon Ratchasima.
Niyomtrong's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Niyomtrong vs Tanaka?
Thammanoon Niyomtrong was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Norihito Tanaka made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.