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When is Rakhimov vs Ogawa?
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov could fight Kenichi Ogawa in Late 2021 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
The contest would be for the IBF super featherweight championship of the world.
Rakhimov vs Ogawa stats
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kenichi Ogawa would make his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Rakhimov would have advantage in power over Ogawa, with a 81% knock out percentage over Ogawa's 69%.
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov is the younger man by 7 years, at 27 years old.
Rakhimov has a height advantage of 1 inch over Ogawa.
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov fights out of the southpaw stance, while Kenichi Ogawa is an orthodox fighter.
Rakhimov is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 5 year and 7 months later than Ogawa, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 83 less professional rounds, 82 to Ogawa's 165.
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBC, 1 by the IBF and 2 by the RING at super featherweight.
Kenichi Ogawa is currently ranked number 15 by the WBC, 3 by the IBF and 8 by the RING in the 130lb division.
Rakhimov vs Ogawa form
Rakhimov remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Sardor Muzaffarov on 11th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 13th February 2021 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Azinga Fuzile on 29th September 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Orient Theatre, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Before that, he had beat Rofhiwa Maemu on 23rd March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
He had won against Robinson Castellanos on 19th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at DIVS, Ekaterinburg.
Ogawa has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Joe Cordina on 4th June 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Motorpoint Arena, Wales, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Azinga Fuzile on 27th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Joe Noynay on 7th December 2019 by technical draw in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Before that, he had defeated Tevin Farmer on 9th December 2017 by split decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas, United States.
He had won against Hirotsugu Yamamoto on 1st July 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
In terms of recent activity, Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov has been fighting more than Kenichi Ogawa.
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov last fought 6 months and 15 days ago, while Kenichi Ogawa's last outing was 22 days ago.
Rakhimov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Ogawa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Rakhimov vs Ogawa?
Kenichi Ogawa is currently (+100) to win the fight outright, while you can get (+100) on Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov if you fancy the incredible upset.