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Who won Yoshino vs Ito?
Shuichiro Yoshino beat Masayuki Ito by technical decision in their 11 round contest on Saturday 9th April 2022 at Super Arena in Saitama.
The scorecards were announced as 107-102, 107-102, 106-103 in favor of winner Shuichiro Yoshino.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Gennady Golovkin beating Ryota Murata for the WBA Super World Middleweight and IBF World Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Junto Nakatani beat Ryota Yamauchi for the WBO World Flyweight belt.
Yoshino vs Ito stats
Shuichiro Yoshino stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Masayuki Ito made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yoshino had a large advantage in power over Ito, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Ito's 56%.
Shuichiro Yoshino was the younger man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Yoshino had a height advantage of 2 inches over Ito.
Both Shuichiro Yoshino & Masayuki Ito fought out of an orthodox stance.
Yoshino was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 6 year and 6 months later than Ito, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 137 less professional rounds, 87 to Ito's 224.
Shuichiro Yoshino went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 13 by the IBF at lightweight.
Yoshino vs Ito form
Ito had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Hironori Mishiro on 26th December 2020 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Sumida City Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jamel Herring on 25th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Osceola Heritage Park, Florida, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Evgeny Chuprakov on 30th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.
Before that, he had beat Christopher Diaz on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Kissimmee, Florida, United States.
He had defeated Vergil Puton on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Ito's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Yoshino vs Ito start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Super Arena, Saitama, 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.
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What were the odds on Yoshino vs Ito?
Shuichiro Yoshino was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Masayuki Ito made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.