Feb 24 2024
Saturday

Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan

12 round contest @ Bantamweight
18-1-0

Estimated Ringwalk:

2024-02-24T11:15:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - Sat 5:00am EST / UK - N/A

34-3-2

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WBA World Bantamweight Championship

The tape

28
Age
32
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
66.5" / 169 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12UD 12TD 9UD 12
Form
TKO 5UD 12UD 12UD 12TKO 6
18
Wins
34
4
By KO
23
22
KO%
68
1
Losses
3
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
2
2013
Debut
2009
170
Pro rounds
248

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

8
The Ring
-
-
WBA
9
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Takuma Inoue vs Jerwin Ancajas preview


When is Takuma Inoue vs Ancajas?

Takuma Inoue is set to face Jerwin Ancajas on Saturday 24th February 2024 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.

This fight will appear on the undercard of Alejandro Santiago's and Junto Nakatani's clash for the WBC World Bantamweight championship. Also, on the undercard will be Kosei Tanaka's and Christian Eduardo Bacasegua's contest for the WBO World Junior Bantamweight belt and Jonas Sultan's and Riku Masuda's bout.

Takuma 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 28 years old.

Ancajas has a height advantage of 1 inch over Inoue. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

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 8 by the RING at bantamweight.

Jerwin Ancajas is currently ranked number 9 by the WBA in the 118lb division.

Takuma 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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Jerwin Ancajas has been fighting more than Takuma Inoue.

Takuma Inoue last fought 10 months and 16 days ago, while Jerwin Ancajas' last outing was 8 months ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 10 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 4 years, 2 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

What time does Takuma Inoue vs Ancajas start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 11:15 AM UTC at Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan, which is 6:15 AM EST or 3:15 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:15 AM GMT in the UK.

Who is showing Takuma Inoue vs Ancajas?

The fight will be broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.

How do you stream Takuma Inoue vs Ancajas?

You can stream Takuma Inoue vs Ancajas via the ESPN+ app. This is a standalone service from regular ESPN, so you don’t need to be an existing TV subscriber. You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku, your Smart TV and many others.

1 month of ESPN+ is $10.99, 1 month (disney+/hulu) of ESPN+ is $14.99, 1 month (disney+/hulu no ads) of ESPN+ is $24.99 and 1 year costs $109.99.

What are the odds on Takuma Inoue vs Ancajas?

Takuma Inoue is currently 4/11 (-280) to win the contest outright, while you can get 11/5 (+220) on Jerwin Ancajas if you fancy the upset.

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