Qudos Bank Arena, New South Wales, Australia
Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Tszyu vs Inoue?
Tim Tszyu beat Takeshi Inoue by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Wednesday 17th November 2021 at Qudos Bank Arena in New South Wales.
The scorecards were announced as 120-107, 119-108, 120-107 in favor of winner Tim Tszyu.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
Tszyu vs Inoue stats
Back in November 2021, Tim Tszyu stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Takeshi Inoue made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tszyu had advantage in power over Inoue, with a 79% knock out percentage over Inoue's 59%.
Tim Tszyu was the younger man by 5 years, at 27 years old.
Tszyu had a height advantage of 1 inch over Inoue.
Both Tim Tszyu & Takeshi Inoue fought out of an orthodox stance.
Tszyu was the less experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 year and 4 months later than Inoue, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 31 less professional rounds, 129 to Inoue's 160.
Tszyu vs Inoue form
Tszyu remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Dennis Hogan on 31st March 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Previous to that, he had beat Bowyn Morgan on 16th December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Bankwest Stadium, New South Wales.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jeff Horn on 26th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Queensland.
Before that, he had beat Jack Brubaker on 6th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at ICC Exhibition Centre, New South Wales.
He had defeated Dwight Ritchie on 14th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at ICC Exhibition Centre, New South Wales.
Inoue had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Cheng Su on 18th January 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jaime Munguia on 26th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Houston, Texas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Yuki Nonaka on 26th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Before that, he had defeated Niwat Kongkan on 10th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
He had beat Riku Nagahama on 10th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tim Tszyu had been fighting more than Takeshi Inoue.
Going to this contest, Tim Tszyu had last fought 7 months and 17 days ago, while Takeshi Inoue's last outing had been 1 year, 9 months and 30 days ago.
Tszyu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Tszyu vs Inoue start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Qudos Bank Arena, New South Wales, Australia, 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 Tszyu vs Inoue?
Tim Tszyu was a 1/10 (-1000) favourite going into the contest, while Takeshi Inoue made his way into the ring at 11/2 (+550) with oddsmakers.