The Ibf super-Bw champion Ryosuke Iwasa entered this fight with a boxing record of 24-2-0 (16 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.4 super bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jessie Magdaleno). He lost to Lee Haskins in 2015 (Iwasa vs Haskins) but then he has won five bouts defeating Glenn Medura and Yukinori Oguni in 2017 (Yukinori Oguni vs Ryosuke Iwasa).
His opponent, Ernesto Saulong, has an official record of 21-2-1 (8 knockouts) and he entered as the No.51 in the same weight class. He also lost in 2015, against Lwandile Sityatha, and then he has beat Arnel Baconaje, Jestoni Autida and Michael Escobia. Iwasa vs Saulong is valid for the IBF World super bantamweight title (Iwasa’s first defense); undercard of Luis Nery vs Shinsuke Yamanaka 2. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Division: super bantamweight (122 lbs, 55.3 kg)
Title: IBF World super bantamweight title
Iwasa’s previous fight: Yukinori Oguni vs Ryosuke Iwasa
Iwasa’s next fight: Ryosuke Iwasa vs TJ Doheny
Iwasa vs Saulong full fight video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)
Iwasa vs Saulong starts at 19:16