6 years and 9 months into his professional boxing career, Masataka Taniguchi has fought 20 times with 16 wins and 4 losses. As of February 2023, Taniguchi's boxing record stands at 16-4 (11 KO wins, 1 KO loss).
Masataka Taniguchi is a Japanese professional boxer. He was born in Kobe, Japan on January 19, 1994. Taniguchi made his professional boxing debut at the age of 22 on April 3, 2016. He is a strawweight world champion. Taniguchi turned 29 last month, on the 19th.
|Total Title Wins||1|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||2|
|Losses via KO||1|
|20||Jan 6, 2023||28||Melvin Jerusalem||Loss||TKO2|
|19||Apr 22, 2022||28||Kai Ishizawa||Win||TKO11|
|18||Dec 14, 2021||27||Wilfredo Méndez||Win||TKO11|
|17||Jun 7, 2021||27||Tatsuro Nakashima||Win||TKO5|
|16||Dec 3, 2020||26||Hizuki Saso||Win||TKO10|
|15||Sep 21, 2019||25||Kai Ishizawa||Win||UD|
|14||Feb 26, 2019||25||Vic Saludar||Loss||UD|
|13||Nov 13, 2018||24||Joel Lino||Win||UD|
|12||Feb 9, 2018||24||Reymark Taday||Win||TD|
|11||Dec 31, 2017||23||Patiphan Prajuabsook||Win||TKO3|
|10||Nov 11, 2017||23||Tsubasa Koura||Loss||MD|
|9||Jul 30, 2017||23||Narathip Sungsut||Win||TKO1|
|8||Jun 27, 2017||23||Benjie Bartolome||Win||RTD1|
|7||Apr 9, 2017||23||Reiya Konishi||Loss||MD|
|6||Dec 31, 2016||22||Vincent Bautista||Win||UD|
|5||Oct 13, 2016||22||Dexter Alimento||Win||SD|
|4||Aug 7, 2016||22||Chaowalit Choedram||Win||TKO4|
|3||Jun 19, 2016||22||Joey Bactul||Win||KO2|
|2||May 16, 2016||22||Nonthawat Phengkrajang||Win||TKO1|
|1||Apr 3, 2016||22||Thawi Chaisat||Win||KO1|
Masataka Taniguchi made his debut against Thawi Chaisat at the age of 22 on April 3, 2016, defeating Chaisat via 1st round KO. He went on to win 5 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 3 wins via stoppage.
Taniguchi had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on February 26, 2019 after 13 professional fights, against Vic Saludar for the WBO title. He lost to Saludar via 12 round unanimous decision.
Taniguchi has won one world title at strawweight. For all the details about Taniguchi's world title wins and defenses refer to "Masataka Taniguchi World Titles".
Masataka Taniguchi has had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career so far — two of them in title bouts and two in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Reiya Konishi via 10 round majority decision on April 9, 2017. He has been stopped once and lost three times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Masataka Taniguchi's losses".
His most recent fight was a strawweight title defense bout against Filipino boxer Melvin Jerusalem on January 6, 2023. Taniguchi lost the fight via 2nd round TKO — and lost his WBO title. It's been 26 days since this fight.
Taniguchi's professional boxing record is currently at 16-4, which includes 11 knockout wins and 1 loss via knockout, and 1 title win. He is on a one-fight losing streak.
Some of Taniguchi's best wins so far are against Wilfredo Méndez, Kai Ishizawa, Tatsuro Nakashima, Benjie Bartolome, Hizuki Saso, and Narathip Sungsut.
Taniguchi has knocked out 11 of his 20 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 55%. Of his total 16 wins, 11 of them have been via KO (68.8%).
Taniguchi has 4 losses. Melvin Jerusalem, Vic Saludar, Tsubasa Koura, and Reiya Konishi are the four boxers who have beaten Taniguchi.