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Masataka Taniguchi Record

Total Fights20
Title Wins1
Title Defenses1
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins11
KO Losses1
Masataka Taniguchi Record & Stats
Masataka Taniguchi's Record
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      What is Masataka Taniguchi's boxing record?

      Six years and nine months into his professional boxing career, Masataka Taniguchi has fought 20 times with 16 wins and 4 losses.

      Taniguchi's boxing record is currently 16-4, which includes one strawweight world-title win and one successful title defense fight. He has a 55% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 11 of his total 20 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Taniguchi's career is a 2nd round TKO loss to Melvin Jerusalem in a strawweight title fight.

      His latest fight was a 2nd round TKO defeat to Melvin Jerusalem on January 6, 2023. Taniguchi lost the strawweight WBO title to Jerusalem in this fight. He is on a one-fight losing streak.

      Some of Taniguchi's best fights and notable victories include wins over Wilfredo Méndez, Kai Ishizawa, Tatsuro Nakashima, Hizuki Saso, Benjie Bartolome, Narathip Sungsut, and Patiphan Prajuabsook.

      20Jan 6, 202328Melvin JerusalemLoss *TKO2
      19Apr 22, 202228Kai IshizawaWin *TKO11
      18Dec 14, 202127Wilfredo MéndezWin *TKO11
      17Jun 7, 202127Tatsuro NakashimaWinTKO5
      16Dec 3, 202026Hizuki SasoWinTKO10
      15Sep 21, 201925Kai IshizawaWinUD
      14Feb 26, 201925Vic SaludarLoss *UD
      13Nov 13, 201824Joel LinoWinUD
      12Feb 9, 201824Reymark TadayWinTD
      11Dec 31, 201723Patiphan PrajuabsookWinTKO3
      10Nov 11, 201723Tsubasa KouraLossMD
      9Jul 30, 201723Narathip SungsutWinTKO1
      8Jun 27, 201723Benjie BartolomeWinRTD1
      7Apr 9, 201723Reiya KonishiLossMD
      6Dec 31, 201622Vincent BautistaWinUD
      5Oct 13, 201622Dexter AlimentoWinSD
      4Aug 7, 201622Chaowalit ChoedramWinTKO4
      3Jun 19, 201622Joey BactulWinKO2
      2May 16, 201622Nonthawat PhengkrajangWinTKO1
      1Apr 3, 201622Thawi ChaisatWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Masataka Taniguchi is a 30-year old Japanese professional boxer. He was born in Kobe, Japan on January 19, 1994. He is a former strawweight world champion.

      Taniguchi made his professional boxing 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.

      He 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 the "Championships" section below.

      Taniguchi has had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career so far.

      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 1 year, 3 months, and 17 days since this fight.


      Taniguchi has had a total of four world-title fights till today, which includes winning one world title and one successful title defense. He won two of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Masataka Taniguchi has fought for a strawweight world title in two fights and won once, which came via way of stoppage. Till today, he has won one strawweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Dec 14, 2021Wilfredo MéndezStrawweightWBOTKO

      Title Defenses

      Masataka Taniguchi has had two strawweight world-title defense fights. He won once and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Apr 22, 2022Kai IshizawaStrawweightWBOTKO

      Title Losses

      Masataka Taniguchi has lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jan 6, 2023Melvin JerusalemStrawweightWBOTKO


      Taniguchi has fought a total of 20 times till today, which includes 4 world-title fights at the strawweight division. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • February 26, 2019: In his first world-title fight, Masataka Taniguchi loses to Vic Saludar via 12 round unanimous decision. He was fighting for the WBO strawweight title.

      • December 14, 2021: Taniguchi wins the WBO strawweight title from Wilfredo Méndez, by beating Méndez via 11th round TKO.


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