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Jul 20 2024
Saturday

Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan

12 round contest @ Super Flyweight
Jonathan Javier Rodriguez
Rodriguez
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Estimated Ringwalk:

2024-07-20T11:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - Sat 10:00am

25-2-1

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Belts on The Line

WBO World Junior Bantamweight Championship

The tape

29
Age
28
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
63.4" / 161 cm
Reach
66.5" / 169 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 10TKO 5SD 10TKO 8
Form
KO 1UD 12
20
Wins
25
11
By KO
17
55
KO%
68
1
Losses
2
1
Stopped
0
0
Draws
1
2013
Debut
2015
173
Pro rounds
169

Current rankings @ Super Flyweight

3
The Ring
9
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WBA
-
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WBC
-
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WBO
12
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IBF
-

Kosei Tanaka vs Jonathan Javier Rodriguez preview


When is Tanaka vs Rodriguez?

Kosei Tanaka is set to take on Jonathan Javier Rodriguez on Saturday, July 20th, 2024, at Kokugikan, Tokyo.

The fight is scheduled for 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.

This fight will appear on the undercard of Junto Nakatani's and Vincent Astrolabio's clash for the WBC World Bantamweight championship. Also on the undercard will be Riku Kano's and Anthony Olascuaga's bout for the WBO World Flyweight belt.

Tanaka vs Rodriguez stats

Kosei Tanaka steps into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Jonathan Javier Rodriguez will make his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, with 17 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Rodriguez has an advantage in power over Tanaka, with a 68% knockout percentage compared to Tanaka's 55%.

Kosei Tanaka is the older man by 1 year, at 29 years old.

Rodriguez has a 4-inch reach advantage.

Both Kosei Tanaka and Jonathan Javier Rodriguez fight out of an orthodox stance.

Tanaka is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 9 months earlier than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 4 more professional rounds, totaling 173 compared to Rodriguez's 169.

Kosei Tanaka goes into the fight ranked number 3 by The Ring at super flyweight.

Jonathan Javier Rodriguez is currently ranked number 12 by the WBO, and 9 by The Ring in the 115lb division.

Tanaka vs Rodriguez form

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

In his last fight, he defeated Christian Eduardo Bacasegua on February 24, 2024, by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to that, he had defeated Yanga Sigqibo on December 11, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Takeda Teva Ocean Arena, Nagoya.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Masayoshi Hashizume on June 29, 2022, by technical knockout in the 5th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.

Before that, he had won against Sho Ishida on December 11, 2021, by split decision in their 10 round contest at International Conference Hall, Aichi.

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

Activity check

Tanaka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 19 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9 rounds on average.

Rodriguez's last 2 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.5 rounds on average.

What time does Tanaka vs Rodriguez start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan, which is 7:00 AM EST or 4:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:00 PM BST in the UK.

Who is showing Tanaka vs Rodriguez?

Tanaka vs Rodriguez will be broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK, while the fight will be broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.

How do you stream Tanaka vs Rodriguez?

You can stream Tanaka vs Rodriguez via NowTV. They allow you to stream Sky Sports boxing cards via their app, based on a 24 hour, weekly or monthly passes. You’ll also get access to 11 Sky Sports Channels during your pass period. They also do a monthly smartphone only pass for £5.99, which is great if you need to catch Tanaka vs Rodriguez on the move.

24 hours of NowTV is £11.98, while 1 month costs £34.99.

Existing or new Sky Sports subscribers can stream Tanaka vs Rodriguez, and all Sky boxing cards, via the Sky Go App. This is free is you’re already a Sky Sports TV customer. It’s available for Apple, Android, Firestick, Roku and games consoles.

24 hours of Sky Go is £11.98, while 1 month costs £34.99.

You can stream Tanaka vs Rodriguez 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 Tanaka vs Rodriguez?

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