Sangyo Hall, Kanazawa, Japan
Tape rankings @ Super Bantamweight
Marlon Tapales vs Hayato Kimura report
Who won Tapales vs Kimura?
Marlon Tapales beat Hayato Kimura by technical decision in their 5 round contest on Sunday 13th April 2014 at Sangyo Hall in Kanazawa.
The scorecards were announced as 119-108, 117-110, 117-110 in favor of winner Marlon Tapales.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
Tapales vs Kimura stats
Marlon Tapales stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Hayato Kimura made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kimura had a massive power advantage over Tapales, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Tapales' 38%.
Marlon Tapales was the younger man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Kimura had a height advantage of 3 inches over Tapales.
Marlon Tapales fought out of the southpaw stance, while Hayato Kimura was an orthodox fighter.
Tapales' experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Kimura's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 year later than Kimura, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 72 more professional rounds, 258 to Kimura's 186.
Tapales vs Kimura form
Tapales had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Pungluang Sor Singyu on 27th July 2016 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Thailand, Ayutthaya.
Previous to that, he had won against Shohei Omori on 16th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Shimazu Arena, Kyoto, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jecker Buhawe on 31st January 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at University of Southeastern Philippines Gymnasium, Davao City, Philippines.
Before that, he had defeated Fadhili Majiha on 28th June 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium, Tubod.
He had won against Hayato Kimura on 13th April 2014 by technical decision in their 5 round contest at Sangyo Hall, Kanazawa, Japan.
Tapales' last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 1 month and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
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