Jan 06 2023
Friday

EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan

12 rounds contest @ Minimumweight
Melvin Jerusalem
Jerusalem
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16-3-0

est. ringwalk:

2023-01-06T10:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - N/A / UK - N/A

19-2-0

Belts on The Line

WBO World Minimumweight Championship

The tape

28
Age
28
5' 4" / 162 cm
Height
5' 2" / 157 cm
64.6" / 164 cm
Reach
N/A
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 11TKO 11TKO 5TKO 10UD 8
Form
UD 12
16
Wins
19
11
By KO
11
69
KO%
58
3
Losses
2
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2014
124
Pro rounds
123

Current rankings @ Minimumweight

3
The Ring
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WBA
5
-
WBC
2
-
WBO
2
-
IBF
4

Masataka Taniguchi vs Melvin Jerusalem preview

When is Taniguchi vs Jerusalem?

Masataka Taniguchi will face Melvin Jerusalem on Friday 6th January 2023 at EDION Arena Osaka in Osaka.

The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Minimumweight division, which means the weight limit will be 105 pounds (7.5 stone or 47.6 KG).

This contest is for the WBO minimumweight championship of the world.

This fight will appear on the undercard of Daniel Valladares' and Ginjiro Shigeoka's clash for the IBF World Minimumweight championship.

Taniguchi vs Jerusalem stats

Masataka Taniguchi steps into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Melvin Jerusalem will make his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Taniguchi has advantage in power over Jerusalem, with a 69% knock out percentage over Jerusalem's 58%.

Masataka Taniguchi is the same age as Melvin Jerusalem, at 28 years old.

Taniguchi has a height advantage of 2 inches over Jerusalem.

Masataka Taniguchi fights out of the southpaw stance, while Melvin Jerusalem is an orthodox fighter.

Taniguchi is arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 8 months later than Jerusalem, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 1 more professional rounds, 124 to Jerusalem's 123.

Masataka Taniguchi goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the RING at minimumweight.

Melvin Jerusalem is currently ranked number 5 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF in the 105lb division.

Taniguchi vs Jerusalem form

Taniguchi has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he beat Kai Ishizawa on 22nd April 2022 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Minimumweight championship fight at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

Previous to that, he had beat Wilfredo Mendez on 14th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Minimumweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had won against Tatsuro Nakashima on 7th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.

Before that, he had beat Hizuki Saso on 3rd December 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.

He had defeated Kai Ishizawa on 21st September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.

Activity check

Taniguchi's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9 rounds on average.

What time does Taniguchi vs Jerusalem start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 AM UTC at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan, which is 5:00 AM EST or 2:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 AM GMT in the UK.

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