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Who won Teraji vs Yabuki?
Masamichi Yabuki beat Kenshiro Teraji by technical knockout in the 10th round on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 at City Gym in Kyoto.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds .
This contest was for the WBC championship of the world.
Teraji vs Yabuki stats
Kenshiro Teraji stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Masamichi Yabuki made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yabuki had a massive power advantage over Teraji, boosting at 92% knock out percentage over Teraji's 56%.
Kenshiro Teraji was the same age as Masamichi Yabuki, at 29 years old.
Both Kenshiro Teraji & Masamichi Yabuki fought out of an orthodox stance.
Teraji was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 7 months earlier than Yabuki, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 76 more professional rounds, 134 to Yabuki's 58.
Teraji vs Yabuki form
Teraji 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 defeated Tetsuya Hisada on 24th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Randy Petalcorin on 23rd December 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jonathan Taconing on 12th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Before that, he had won against Saul Juarez on 30th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
He had beat Milan Melindo on 7th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa.
Teraji's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Yabuki's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.3 rounds on average.
What time did Teraji vs Yabuki start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 PM UTC at City Gym, Kyoto, Japan, which was 8:00 AM EST or 5:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Teraji vs Yabuki?
Kenshiro Teraji was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Masamichi Yabuki made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.