Ioka vs Tanaka

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  • Ioka vs Tanaka
  • 25-2-0 15-0-0
  • Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
  • WBO World Junior Bantamweight Championship
  • Estimated Ringwalk : 2020-12-31T11:00:00Z
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  • 12 Round Contest @ Super Flyweight
  • UD 12UD 10SD 12TKO 10UD 12 < form TKO 9MD 12UD 12TKO 7KO 3 <
  • Tape
  • 31 age 25
  • 5' 5" / 165cm height 5' 5" / 164cm
  • 66.1" / 168cm reach 63.4" / 161cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • full record
  • 25 wins 15
  • 14 by ko 9
  • 56% Ko% 60%
  • 2 Losses 0
  • 0 Stopped 0
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2009 Debut 2013
  • 244 Pro rds 118
  • current rankings @ Super Flyweight
  • 3 The Ring
  • WBA 3
  • WBC 2
  • WBO 1
  • IBF

Ioka vs Tanaka Info

Kazuto Ioka will square off against Kosei Tanaka on Thursday 31st December 2020 at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.

The fight will take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

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

Ioka will be defending WBO World Junior Bantamweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Aston Palicte in June 2019. He had held this belt for 1 year 5 months and 13 days.

Ioka vs Tanaka stats

Kazuto Ioka steps into the ring with a record of 25 wins and 2 loses, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Kosei Tanaka will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins, with 9 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Tanaka has a slight advantage in power over Ioka, with a 60% knock out percentage over Ioka's 56%.

Kazuto Ioka is the older man by 6 years, at 31 years old.

Ioka has 3-inch reach advantage.

Both Kazuto Ioka & Kosei Tanaka fight out of an orthodox stance.

Ioka is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 years and 6 months earlier than Tanaka, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 126 more professional rounds, 244 to Tanaka's 118.

Kazuto Ioka goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the RING in the 115lb division.

Kosei Tanaka is currently ranked number 3 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC and 1 by the WBO in the 115lb division.

Ioka vs Tanaka form

Ioka has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Jeyvier Cintron on 31st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.

Previous to that, he had won against Aston Palicte on 19th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Makuhari Messe, Chiba.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Donnie Nietes on 31st December 2018 by split decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Wynn Palace Cotai, Macao, Macao.

Before that, he had beat McWilliams Arroyo on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Forum, Inglewood, United States.

He had defeated Noknoi Sitthiprasert on 23rd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Tanaka remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against 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, Japan.

Previous to that, he had won against 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Ryoichi Taguchi on 16th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Flyweight championship fight at Memorial Center, Gifu.

Before that, 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.

He had won against Ronnie Baldonado on 31st March 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Nagoya, Aichi.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Kosei Tanaka has been fighting more than Kazuto Ioka.

Kazuto Ioka last fought 11 months and 1 day ago, while Kosei Tanaka's last outing was 11 months and 1 day ago.

Ioka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 8 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.

Tanaka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year and 9 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.6 rounds on average.

What time does Ioka vs Tanaka start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 am UTC at Ota-City General Gymnasium, 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.

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