Feb 24 2024
Saturday

Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan

12 round contest @ Super Flyweight
Christian Eduardo Bacasegua
Bacasegua
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19-1-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 117-110
  • 119-108
  • 116-111
UD 12
22-4-2

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WBO World Junior Bantamweight Championship

The tape

28
Age
26
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
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63.4" / 161 cm
Reach
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Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOUDTKOSDTKO
Form
KOMDTKOUDUD
19
Wins
22
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
1
Loses
4
0
Draws
2
2013
Debut
2015

Tape rankings @ Super Flyweight

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WBA
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Kosei Tanaka vs Christian Eduardo Bacasegua report


Who won Tanaka vs Bacasegua?

Kosei Tanaka beat Christian Eduardo Bacasegua by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 24th February 2024 at Kokugikan in Tokyo.

The scorecards were announced as 117-110, 119-108, 116-111 in favor of winner Kosei Tanaka.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

This contest was for the WBO super flyweight championship of the world.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Alejandro Santiago losing to Junto Nakatani for the WBC World Bantamweight championship. Also, on the undercard Takuma Inoue beat Jerwin Ancajas for the WBA World Bantamweight belt and Jonas Sultan was overcome by Riku Masuda.

Tanaka vs Bacasegua stats

Kosei Tanaka stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.

Christian Eduardo Bacasegua made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 4 loses and 2 draws.

Kosei Tanaka was the older man by 2 years, at 28 years old.

Both Kosei Tanaka & Christian Eduardo Bacasegua fought out of an orthodox stance.

Tanaka was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 8 months earlier than Bacasegua, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 14 more professional rounds, 173 to Bacasegua's 159.

Kosei Tanaka went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO at super flyweight.

Christian Eduardo Bacasegua was ranked number 2 by the WBO in the 115lb division.

Tanaka vs Bacasegua form

Tanaka had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Yanga Sigqibo on 11th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Takeda Teva Ocean Arena, Nagoya, Japan.

Previous to that, he had won against Masayoshi Hashizume on 29th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had beat Sho Ishida on 11th December 2021 by split decision in their 10 round contest at International Conference Hall, Aichi.

Before that, he had been beaten by Kazuto Ioka on 31st December 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

He had defeated Wulan Tuolehazi on 31st December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

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Tanaka's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.

What time did Tanaka vs Bacasegua start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 AM UTC at Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan, which was 5:00 AM EST or 2:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Tanaka vs Bacasegua?

The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.

What were the odds on Tanaka vs Bacasegua?

Kosei Tanaka was a 1/7 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Christian Eduardo Bacasegua made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.

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