Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Yap vs Inoue?
Takuma Inoue beat Mark John Yap by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Tuesday 11th September 2018 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 117-110, 114-113 in favor of winner Takuma Inoue.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
Yap vs Inoue stats
Back in September 2018, Takuma Inoue stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mark John Yap made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 12 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yap had a large advantage in power over Inoue, boosting at 48% knock out percentage over Inoue's 27%.
Takuma Inoue was the younger man by 7 years, at 22 years old.
Yap had a height advantage of 2 inches over Inoue.
Both Takuma Inoue & Mark John Yap fought out of an orthodox stance.
Inoue was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 30 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 year and 11 months later than Yap, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 136 less professional rounds, 170 to Yap's 306.
Takuma Inoue went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBC at bantamweight.
Mark John Yap was ranked number 10 by the WBC and 8 by the WBO in the 118lb division.
Inoue's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Yap vs Inoue start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan, which was 7:00 AM EST or 4:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Yap vs Inoue?
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