The undefeated world champion in three different weight classes Kosei Tanaka entered this fight with a perfect boxing record of 12-0-0 (7 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 flyweight in the world. In his last three bouts he has won over Palangpol CP Freshmart (Kosei Tanaka vs Palangpol CP Freshmart), Ronnie Baldonado (Kosei Tanaka vs Ronnie Baldonado) and Sho Kimura (4-stars fight, Sho Kimura vs Kosei Tanaka).
His opponent, the former Wba and Ibf light-Flw champ Ryoichi Taguchi, has a record of 27-3-2 (12 knockouts) and he entered as the No.3 light flyweight but he comes off the loss against Hekkie Budler (Ryoichi Taguchi vs Hekkie Budler); before this bout, in 2017, he had defeated Milan Melindo (Milan Melindo vs Ryoichi Taguchi) and Robert Barrera (Taguchi vs Barrera). Tanaka vs Taguchi is valid for the WBO World flyweight title (Kosei’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Memorial Center, Gifu, Japan
Division: flyweight (112 lbs, 50.8 kg)
Title: WBO World flyweight title
Tanaka’s previous fight: Sho Kimura vs Kosei Tanaka
Taguchi’s previous fight: Ryoichi Taguchi vs Hekkie Budler
Kosei’s next fight: Kosei Tanaka vs Jonathan Gonzalez
Tanaka vs Taguchi full fight video:
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