This fight between Jonathan González and Shokichi Iwata took place on at the Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
At 163 cm, Shokichi Iwata is the taller of the two by 3 cms; Jonathan González is 160 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 163 cm, Iwata also has reach advantage of 3 cms over González' 160 cm. They have the same ape index of 0 cm.
González is coming in to this fight with a record of 26-3-1 (14 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 8 days ago against Mark Anthony Barriga, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.
Iwata comes in with an undefeated record of 9-0 (6 KOs). His last fight was 3 months and 30 days ago against Kenichi Horikawa, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.
Jonathan González fights out of the southpaw stance, while Shokichi Iwata fights out of the orthodox stance.
On the day of the fight, González will be 31 years and 6 months old. Iwata will be 26 years and 8 months old.
After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 55-45 in favor of Jonathan González. Here is the prediction for González vs Iwata.
Jonathan González defeated Shokichi Iwata via 12 round UD to retain the WBO light-flyweight title. Iwata's undefeated record of 9 wins comes to an end, and González advances his win streak to 5. González is now 27-3-1, and Iwata 9-1.