Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
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Who won Taniguchi vs Saso?
Masataka Taniguchi beat Hizuki Saso by technical knockout in the 10th round on Thursday 3rd December 2020 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds .
Taniguchi vs Saso stats
Masataka Taniguchi stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Hizuki Saso made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 6 loses and 2 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Taniguchi had a large advantage in power over Saso, boosting at 58% knock out percentage over Saso's 33%.
Masataka Taniguchi was the same age as Hizuki Saso, at years old.
Masataka Taniguchi fought out of the southpaw stance, while Hizuki Saso was an orthodox fighter.
Taniguchi was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 year and 6 months later than Saso, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 124 to Saso's 123.
What time did Taniguchi vs Saso start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan, which was 6:00 AM EST or 3:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Taniguchi vs Saso?
Masataka Taniguchi was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Hizuki Saso made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.