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Taniguchi vs. Ishizawa II: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Masataka Taniguchi defends his WBO strawweight title against Kai Ishizawa. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

Apr 3, 2016
10 (55.6%)
163 cm
164 cm
1 cm
Dec 14, 2021
4m, 8d
Title Fights
Ape Index
Last Fight
Win Streak
Jun 3, 2017
9 (81.8%)
156 cm
156 cm
0 cm
Jan 11, 2022
3m, 11d
Friday, 22 Apr 2022
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
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Masataka Taniguchi vs. Kai Ishizawa II


This fight between Masataka Taniguchi and Kai Ishizawa took place on at the Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

Tale of the Tape

At 163 cm, Masataka Taniguchi is the taller of the two by 7 cms; Kai Ishizawa is 156 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 164 cm, Taniguchi also has a good reach advantage of 8 cms over Ishizawa's 156 cm. On top of that, Taniguchi also has a 1 cm ape index advantage over Ishizawa.

Taniguchi is coming in to this fight with a record of 15-3 (10 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 8 days ago against Wilfredo Méndez, which he won via 11th round TKO.

Wilfredo Méndez' boxing career

Ishizawa comes in with a record of 10-1 (9 KOs). His last fight was 3 months and 11 days ago against Katsuki Mori, which he won via 8th round TKO.

Masataka Taniguchi fights out of the southpaw stance, while Kai Ishizawa fights out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Taniguchi will be 28 years and 3 months old. Ishizawa will be 25 years and 4 months old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 59-41 in favor of Masataka Taniguchi. Here is the prediction for Taniguchi vs Ishizawa II.

The chances of Masataka Taniguchi winning this fight is much higher. However, Kai Ishizawa still cannot be counted out.


Masataka Taniguchi defeated Kai Ishizawa via 11th round TKO. Ishizawa's 4 fight win streak comes to an end, and Taniguchi advances his win streak to 5. Taniguchi is now 16-3, and Ishizawa 10-2.

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