The Wbo Bw champion Marlon Tapales entered this fight with a pro record of 29-2-0 (12 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 super bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Guillermo Rigondeaux). He suffered his last loss when he faced David Sanchez in 2013, since then he has won eight consecutive bouts beating Pungluang Sor Singyu in 2016 (=Sor Singyu vs Tapales).
His opponent, Shohei Omori, has a boxing record of 18-1-0 (13 knockouts) and he entered as the No.11 bantamweight. He lost to Tapales in their first fight in 2015 (=Omori vs Tapales I) but then he has won over Espinos Sabu, Edgar Jimenez and Rocky Fuentes. Marlon Tapales vs Shohei Omori 2 was valid for the WBO World bantamweight title but Tapales fails to make weight so the belt only at stake for the Japanese; undercard of Kazuto Ioka vs Noknoi Sitthiprasert. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Division: bantamweight (118 lbs, 53.5 kg)
Title: vacant WBO World bantamweight title
Tapales’ previous fight: Pungluang Sor Singyu vs Marlon Tapales
Tapales vs Omori 2 Fight Video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)