• Fri, Apr 22, 2022
Masataka Taniguchi vs. Kai Ishizawa

 Note

Arena, date and time can change.

On Friday, April 22 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan Masataka Taniguchi will meet Kai Ishizawa for WBO title in a 12-round minimumweight bout.

Masataka Taniguchi
Masataka Taniguchi
Kai Ishizawa
Kai Ishizawa
Country JapanJapan
Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
JapanJapan
Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
Age 28 years 25 years
Pro 6 years 4 years
Height 5′ 4″ (163 cm) 5′ 1½″ (156 cm)
Reach 64½″ (164 cm) -
Division minimumweight
(105 lbs / 47,63 kg)
minimumweight
(105 lbs / 47,63 kg)
Stance

southpaw

orthodox
Titles
WBO (minimumweight)
-
Record 15 - 3 - 0
(10 KOs)
10 - 1 - 0
(9 KOs)
KOs 66% 90%
Inactive 129 days 101 days
Advant.
Masataka Taniguchi won by technical knockout (TKO) (video).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 a.m. ET / 1:30 a.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

On which TV channel or streaming service can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Masataka Taniguchi versus Kai Ishizawa?

  • Japan Boxing Commission

Taniguchi vs. Ishizawa Full Fight Highlights

Taniguchi vs. Ishizawa Fight Promo

Who fights on Friday, April 22?
Fight card subject to change.

Division Fighter #1 Fighter #2 Notes
minimumweight (105 lbs)Masataka Taniguchi
(15 - 3 - 0)
Kai Ishizawa
(10 - 1 - 0)
For WBO World tit.
super bantamweight (122 lbs)Yoshiki Takei
(3 - 0 - 0)
Shingo Kawamura
(15 - 8 - 4)
welterweight (147 lbs)Jin Sasaki
(11 - 1 - 0)
Marcus Smith
(7 - 1 - 1)
featherweight (126 lbs)Keisuke Matsumoto
(4 - 0 - 0)
Morihisa Iju
(11 - 5 - 0)
flyweight (112 lbs)Tairan Yokote
(7 - 3 - 0)
Tomoki Kawasaki
(1 - 2 - 0)
super bantamweight (122 lbs)Azusa Takeda
(5 - 1 - 0)
Motosuke Kimura
(3 - 6 - 2)
super middleweight (168 lbs)Dan D Dillinger
(1 - 0 - 0)
Shuhei Uemura
(debut)
Masataka Taniguchi

Masataka Taniguchi

Masataka Taniguchi is a Japanese boxer.
As a professional athlete, Taniguchi has been performing for 6 years.

Masataka was born in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, on January 19, 1994.
He currently resides in Tokyo, Japan.

Last fight

The last fight of Masataka Taniguchi took place on December 14, 2021 against Wilfredo MendezWilfredo Mendez.
Taniguchi won by technical knockout (TKO).

Masataka Taniguchi vs. Wilfredo Mendez 

Masataka Taniguchi's last fight

First world title

On December 14, 2021 Masataka Taniguchi became the WBO minimumweight champion.
The Japanese defeated world champion Wilfredo Mendez.

WBO World champion Masataka Taniguchi

WBO World champion Masataka Taniguchi

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 18
  • Wins: 15
  • Wins by KO: 10
  • Wins by dec: 5
  • Losses: 3
  • Losses by KO: 0
  • Losses by dec: 3
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Masataka Taniguchi have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2022-04-22 Kai Ishizawa
(10 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBO World Minimumweight
2021-12-14 Wilfredo Mendez
(16 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBO World Minimumweight
2021-06-07 Tatsuro Nakashima
(11 - 1 - 1)
Win
TKO
Japan Boxing Commission Minimumweight
2020-12-03 Hizuki Saso
(12 - 6 - 2)
Win
TKO
Japan Boxing Commission Minimumweight (vacant)
2019-09-21 Kai Ishizawa
(6 - 0 - 0)
Win
UD
2019-02-26 Victorio Saludar
(18 - 3 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBO World Minimumweight
2018-11-13 Joel Lino
(10 - 0 - 1)
Win
UD
WBO Asia Pacific Minimumweight (vacant)
2018-02-08 Reymark Taday
(8 - 3 - 1)
Win
TD
2017-12-31 Patiphan Prajuabsook
(0 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
2017-11-11 Tsubasa Koura
(11 - 0 - 0)
Loss
MD
Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation Minimumweight
2017-07-30 Narathip Sungsut
(1 - 4 - 0)
Win
TKO
2017-06-27 Benjie Bartolome
(2 - 10 - 2)
Win
RTD
2017-04-09 Reiya Konishi
(12 - 0 - 0)
Loss
MD
Japan Boxing Commission Minimumweight (vacant)
2016-12-31 Vincent Bautista
(5 - 5 - 3)
Win
UD
2016-10-13 Dexter Alimento
(11 - 0 - 0)
Win
SD
2016-08-07 Chaowalit Choedram
(0 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
2016-06-19 Joey Bactul
(2 - 8 - 0)
Win
KO
2016-05-16 Nonthawat Phengkrajang
(debut)
Win
TKO
2016-04-03 Thawi Chaisat
(0 - 9 - 0)
Win
KO

All Masataka Taniguchi's losses

Who all beat Masataka Taniguchi?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2019-02-26 Victorio Saludar
(18 - 3 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBO World Minimumweight
2017-11-11 Tsubasa Koura
(11 - 0 - 0)
Loss
MD
Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation Minimumweight
2017-04-09 Reiya Konishi
(12 - 0 - 0)
Loss
MD
Japan Boxing Commission Minimumweight (vacant)

Masataka Taniguchi Highlights

Kai Ishizawa

Kai Ishizawa

Kai Ishizawa is a Japanese boxer.
As a professional athlete, Ishizawa has been performing for 4 years.

Kai was born in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan, on November 23, 1996.
He currently resides in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan.

Last fight

The last fight of Kai Ishizawa took place on January 11, 2022 against Katsuki Mori.
Ishizawa won by knockout (KO).

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 11
  • Wins: 10
  • Wins by KO: 9
  • Wins by dec: 1
  • Losses: 1
  • Losses by KO: 0
  • Losses by dec: 1
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Kai Ishizawa have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2022-04-22 Masataka Taniguchi
(15 - 3 - 0)
Loss
TKO
WBO World Minimumweight Title
2022-01-11 Katsuki Mori
(9 - 0 - 0)
Win
KO
vacant Japanese Minimumweight Title
2021-10-08 Naoya Haruguchi
(18 - 11 - 0)
Win
TKO
2021-04-21 Yuni Takada
(8 - 6 - 2)
Win
MD
Japanese Youth Minimumweight Title
2020-10-13 Masashi Tada
(13 - 7 - 3)
Win
TKO
2019-09-21 Masataka Taniguchi
(11 - 3 - 0)
Loss
UD
2019-06-01 Silem Serang
(13 - 19 - 2)
Win
TKO
2018-11-10 Yuga Inoue
(7 - 0 - 1)
Win
TKO
vacant Japanese Youth Minimumweight Title
2018-04-08 Tatsuro Nakashima
(7 - 0 - 1)
Win
TKO
2018-01-30 Narathip Sungsut
(1 - 5 - 0)
Win
KO
2017-08-04 Yoshimitsu Kushibe
(6 - 3 - 2)
Win
TKO
2017-06-03 Phongsaphon Panyakum
(debut)
Win
KO

All Kai Ishizawa's losses

Who all beat Kai Ishizawa?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2022-04-22 Masataka Taniguchi
(15 - 3 - 0)
Loss
TKO
WBO World Minimumweight Title
2019-09-21 Masataka Taniguchi
(11 - 3 - 0)
Loss
UD

Kai Ishizawa Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Taniguchi to win: 1/3
  • Ishizawa to win: 2/1
  • Draw: 19/1

Prediction

Sergey Loktev
Who will win: Taniguchi or Ishizawa?

Taniguchi and Ishizawa are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the boxers will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Kai Ishizawa will win by technical knockout.

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