Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
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Who won Teraji vs Lopez?
Kenshiro Teraji beat Ganigan Lopez by knockout in the 2nd round on Friday 25th May 2018 at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds .
This contest was for the WBC championship of the world.
Teraji vs Lopez stats
Back in May 2018, Kenshiro Teraji stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ganigan Lopez made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lopez had a slight advantage in power over Teraji, with a 56% knock out percentage over Teraji's 50%.
Kenshiro Teraji was the younger man by 11 years, at 26 years old.
Lopez had 1-inch reach advantage.
Kenshiro Teraji fought out of the orthodox stance, while Ganigan Lopez was a southpaw.
Teraji was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 29 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 10 year and 11 months later than Lopez, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 162 less professional rounds, 162 to Lopez's 324.
Teraji vs Lopez form
Lopez had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Kenshiro Teraji on 20th May 2017 by majority decision in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jonathan Taconing on 2nd July 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had beat Yu Kimura on 4th March 2016 by majority decision in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at Shimazu Arena, Kyoto, Japan.
Before that, he had won against Juan Luis Lopez on 30th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico.
He had been beaten by Pedro Guevara on 4th July 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at Centro de Usos Multiples, Mazatlan.
Teraji's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.3 rounds on average.
Lopez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 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 Teraji vs Lopez?
Kenshiro Teraji was a 23/100 (-430) favourite going into the contest, while Ganigan Lopez made his way into the ring at 317/100 (+320) with oddsmakers.