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When is Tapales vs Goodman?
Marlon Tapales could face the challenge of Sam Goodman in Spring 2024 in Australia.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
The contest would be for the unified super bantamweight championship of the world, with the WBA & IBF belts on the line.
Tapales vs Goodman stats
Marlon Tapales would step into the ring with a record of 37 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sam Goodman would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 7 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Tapales would have a slight advantage in power over Goodman, with a 51% knock out percentage over Goodman's 41%.
Marlon Tapales is the older man by 6 years, at 31 years old.
Goodman has a height advantage of 3 inches over Tapales. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Marlon Tapales fights out of the southpaw stance, while Sam Goodman is an orthodox fighter.
Tapales is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 24 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 9 years and 8 months earlier than Goodman, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 147 more professional rounds, 268 to Goodman's 121.
Marlon Tapales goes into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBA, 5 by the IBF and 2 by the RING at super bantamweight.
Sam Goodman is currently ranked number 7 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 1 by the IBF and 4 by the RING in the 122lb division.
Tapales vs Goodman form
Tapales has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Naoya Inoue on 26th December 2023 by knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Junior Featherweight, WBA Super World Super Bantamweight, WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Murodjon Akhmadaliev on 8th April 2023 by split decision in their IBF World Junior Featherweight and WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jose Estrella on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Before that, he had beat Hiroaki Teshigawara on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
He had been beaten by Ryosuke Iwasa on 7th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Goodman remains undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight, he defeated Zhong Liu on 15th December 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The Star, Sydney, Pyrmont, Australia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Miguel Flores on 15th October 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach.
Going into that contest, he had won against Raeese Aleem on 18th June 2023 by split decision in their IBF World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach.
Before that, he had defeated TJ Doheny on 12th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park.
He had beat Jason Cooper on 8th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow, Newcastle.
In terms of recent activity, Sam Goodman has been fighting more than Marlon Tapales.
Marlon Tapales last fought 3 months and 30 days ago, while Sam Goodman's last outing was 4 months and 10 days ago.
Tapales' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Goodman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.
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