This fight between Masataka Taniguchi and Melvin Jerusalem took place on at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan.
At 163 cm, Masataka Taniguchi is the taller of the two by 6 cms; Melvin Jerusalem is 157 cm. The fighters have the same reach of 164 cm. They have the same ape index of 1 cm.
Taniguchi is coming in to this fight with a record of 16-3 (11 KOs). His last fight was 8 months and 15 days ago against Kai Ishizawa, which he won via 11th round TKO. And Jerusalem comes in with a record of 19-2 (11 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 13 days ago against Michael Camelion, which he won via 2nd round KO.
Masataka Taniguchi fights out of the southpaw stance, while Melvin Jerusalem fights out of the orthodox stance.
On the day of the fight, Taniguchi will be 28 years and 11 months old; Jerusalem will be 28 years and 10 months old.
After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 54-46 in favor of Masataka Taniguchi. Based on these numbers, our AI makes the following prediction.
Melvin Jerusalem defeated Masataka Taniguchi via 2nd round TKO. Taniguchi's 5 fight win streak comes to an end, and Jerusalem advances his win streak to 9. Jerusalem is now 20-2, and Taniguchi 16-4.