Aug 24 2019
Saturday

Takeda Teva Ocean Arena, Aichi, Japan

12 rounds contest @ Flyweight
13-0-0
TKO 7
TKO 7
22-2-1

Belts on The Line

WBO World Flyweight Championship

The tape

26
Age
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 2" / 157 cm
63.4" / 161 cm
Reach
61.8" / 157 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

UDMDTKOTKOUD
Form
TKOUDSDUDKO
13
Wins
22
7
By KO
13
54
KO%
59
0
Loses
2
0
Draws
1
2013
Debut
2011

Tape rankings @ Flyweight

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The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
1
-
IBF
-

Kosei Tanaka vs Jonathan Gonzalez report

Who won Tanaka vs Gonzalez?

Kosei Tanaka beat Jonathan Gonzalez by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 24th August 2019 at Takeda Teva Ocean Arena 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).

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

Tanaka vs Gonzalez stats

Kosei Tanaka stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Jonathan Gonzalez made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 13 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Gonzalez had a slight advantage in power over Tanaka, with a 59% knock out percentage over Tanaka's 54%.

Kosei Tanaka was the older man by 26 years, at 26 years old.

Tanaka had a height advantage of 3 inches over Gonzalez. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Kosei Tanaka fought out of the orthodox stance, while Jonathan Gonzalez was a southpaw.

Tanaka was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 7 months later than Gonzalez, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 27 less professional rounds, 136 to Gonzalez's 163.

Jonathan Gonzalez was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 112lb division.

Tanaka vs Gonzalez form

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

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to 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, Japan.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat Jonathan Gonzalez on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Takeda Teva Ocean Arena, Aichi.

Before that, he had won against Ryoichi Taguchi on 16th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Memorial Center, Gifu.

He had beat Sho Kimura on 24th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Takeda Teva Ocean Arena, Aichi.

Activity check

Tanaka's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

Gonzalez's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.3 rounds on average.

What time did Tanaka vs Gonzalez start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 AM UTC at Takeda Teva Ocean Arena, Aichi, Japan, which was 3:00 AM EST or 12:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:00 AM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Tanaka vs Gonzalez?

Kosei Tanaka was a 13/100 (-769) favourite going into the contest, while Jonathan Gonzalez made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.

Kosei Tanaka vs Jonathan Gonzalez news

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