Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Tanaka vs Baldonado?
Kosei Tanaka beat Ronnie Baldonado by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 31st March 2018 at Nagoya in Aichi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
Tanaka vs Baldonado stats
Back in March 2018, Kosei Tanaka stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Ronnie Baldonado made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 1 draw.
Kosei Tanaka was the older man by 1 year, at 23 years old.
Tanaka had a height advantage of 1 inch over Baldonado. Despite this, Baldonado had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Kosei Tanaka & Ronnie Baldonado fought out of an orthodox stance.
Tanaka was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 2 months earlier than Baldonado, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 43 more professional rounds, 161 to Baldonado's 118.
Kosei Tanaka went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC and 1 by the WBO at flyweight.
Ronnie Baldonado was ranked number 13 by the WBO in the 112lb division.
Tanaka's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 3 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.5 rounds on average.
What time did Tanaka vs Baldonado start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, which was 7:00 AM EST or 4:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Tanaka vs Baldonado?
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