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When is Inoue vs Ancajas?
Takuma Inoue is set to face Jerwin Ancajas on Wednesday 15th November 2023 at Kokugikan in Tokyo.
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This contest is for the WBA bantamweight championship of the world.
The undercard is set to feature the clash of Dalakian vs Akui for the WBA World Flyweight championship.
Inoue vs Ancajas stats
Takuma Inoue steps into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jerwin Ancajas will make his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, with 23 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Ancajas has a massive power advantage over Inoue, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Inoue's 22%.
Takuma Inoue is the younger man by 4 years, at 27 years old.
Ancajas has a height advantage of 2 inches over Inoue.
Both Takuma Inoue & Jerwin Ancajas fight out of an orthodox stance.
Inoue is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 4 months later than Ancajas, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 78 less professional rounds, 170 to Ancajas' 248.
Takuma Inoue goes into the fight ranked number 9 by the RING at bantamweight.
Jerwin Ancajas is currently ranked number 6 by the WBA, 3 by the WBO and 7 by the IBF in the 118lb division.
Inoue vs Ancajas form
Takuma Inoue has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Liborio Solis on 8th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Gakuya Furuhashi on 7th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Super Arena, Saitama.
Going into that contest, he had beat Shingo Wake on 11th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Before that, he had won against Keita Kurihara on 14th January 2021 by technical decision in their 9 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
He had been beaten by Nordine Oubaali on 7th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama.
Ancajas has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Wilner Soto on 24th June 2023 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Armory, Minneapolis, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Fernando Martinez on 8th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Home Depot Center, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Fernando Martinez on 26th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Before that, he had beat Jonathan Javier Rodriguez on 10th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
He had defeated Miguel Gonzalez on 7th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Auditorio GNP Seguros, Puebla, Mexico.
In terms of recent activity, Jerwin Ancajas has been fighting more than Takuma Inoue.
Takuma Inoue last fought 7 months and 7 days ago, while Jerwin Ancajas' last outing was 4 months and 22 days ago.
Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
Ancajas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time does Inoue vs Ancajas start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan, which is 6:00 AM EST or 3:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What are the odds on Inoue vs Ancajas?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Inoue vs Ancajas yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Takuma Inoue - Decision||50%|
|Jerwin Ancajas - KO||50%|
Based on 2 Predictions