Takuma Inoue vs Tasana Salapat

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Takuma Inoue vs Tasana Salapat
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Average: 3 (2 votes)

Date: 
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Location: 
Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
118
Titles at Stake: 
Interim WBC Bantamweight Title
Referee: 
Frank Garza

Official Judging
Jun Bae Lim 117 - 111
Steve Morrow 117 - 111
Perla Rodriguez 117 - 111

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round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Takuma Inoue
                                                                    
10
10
9.80
10
9.40
9.80
10
9
10
10
9.80
9.20
Tasana Salapat
                                                                    
9
9
9.20
9
9.60
9.20
9
10
9
9
9.20
9.80


Fan Cards: Takuma Inoue vs Tasana Salapat


scorecard by MJARSULIC
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TAKUMA INOUE
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
118
TASANA SALAPAT
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
110


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TAKUMA INOUE
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
117
TASANA SALAPAT
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
111


scorecard by @BOXING_SCORES
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TAKUMA INOUE
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
117
TASANA SALAPAT
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
111


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TAKUMA INOUE
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
116
TASANA SALAPAT
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
112


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TAKUMA INOUE
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
117
TASANA SALAPAT
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
111


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

Inoue got a decent win last time he fought, against Mark John Yap, he is 12-0 now, Inoue, he's only 22, is still learning, so he might have the potential to be a world champion, it doesn't seem like he's as good as his brother, he is the younger brother, but he's been down, doesn't have Naoya's power, only has 25% KOs. Yap had 12 losses before Inoue beat him, so it isn't a win that proves he's world level, he won wide, but it wasn't an easy fight, it might have been more of a learning fight than anything else. Inoue is untested and unproven at world level, but at only 22, 12-0, he's being thrown right into the deep end, fighting for an Interim title this early.

Salapat is not well known, but he has a great record of 48-0. Salapat is 25, he's young, as well as experienced, experienced as a basic professional that is, that is a good combination, to be young and unbeaten, and also be a veteran when it comes to professional boxing. Salapat has done almost 250 rounds, been a professional for 7-8 years, he is a veteran, but in terms of levels, this is an absolute leap up, most of his last 8 fights hve been 6 rounders, his last 2 fights have been 6 rounders, and the majority of his last 6 opponents have had losing records, so recently, by the standards of a fighter on the cusp of world level competition, his opposition has been terrible. Salapat has fought at a higher level earlier in his career, he has had plenty of 10 round fights, was the youth silver champion 112 for a year, then is a two-time youth silver champion at 118.

This ia very interesting fight, battle of the unbeatens. Salapat has had 4 times the fights Inoue has had, has been a professional for 2-3 more years, 69% KOs, which suggests he is the puncher in this fight. Inoue has fought at the higher level than Salapat, OPBF level is higher than Youth silver title level, they are scheduled for 12 round fights, and youth titles are a far cry from the higher level version of the titles. Inoue has been 12 rounds, 3 times, in 48 fights, Salapat has never had a scheduled 12 round fight, Inoue has, in 12 fights, which says a lot about who has fought at a higher level, and if this fight goes into the championship rounds, it could really work in Inoue's favour because he's been there before, Salapat hasn't.

Neither of these guys have fought at world level, this is a step up for both, it is an interesting fight, it is the vastly more experienced professional against the fighter who has the slightly better experience but less of it. Despite the fact that Inoue's opposition has been better, I think it is still fair to say Salapat is the puncher based on him having a well over double the KO ratio Inoue has, definitely seeing as Inoue's opposition is also no preparation for world level, and his opposition is only good compared to that of Salapat. Both guys have been down at least once in their careers.

Salapat could easily be a fighter who is having an easy career, needs a challenge, and will prove to be a good fighter with world level potential and just needs to learn from higher level fights, but he could also step up and get found out as a fighter who steps up and gets proven to be a lower level fighter who is only unbeaten, only dominant because of the level he has fought at and doesn't have what it takes to step up in levels and still do well, and that will probably be what the outcome of the fight depends on.

I think Salapat will win this, I think when a fighter has had as many fights as he has had, has as much professional boxing experience as he has, it takes a fighter with more experience or experience at a higher level than Inoue, to beat him, it is a tough fight to call, if Inoue is getting much better fight by fight, and Salapat is not good, Inoue will win, but I don't think so.

I think this will go the distance, Salapat will get off to a great start, hurt Inoue, Inoue will recover, won't be afraid to exchange, but will struggle to work at the right times in the rounds, will struggle to find the balance between being smart and brave, and Salapat, the professional ring veteran will be winning the rounds, out working an overwhelmed Inoue. I think Inoue will rally late, as the 12 round fighter, he will have more in the tank, will win the last couple of rounds, make it closer, but he won't hurt Salapat, won't have the power to get the stoppage he needs, Salapat will be too far ahead, and Salapat will win a UD.

Gold's picture

Inoue was more or less what I expected, he's a top ten Bantamweight but he has obvious limitations. I wasn't impressed by Salapat but he was more or less what I expected as well. Salapat was just a limited come forward guy which isn't surprising considering he hasn't fought anyone and hasn't been moved up in levels. Inoue was the far better tactician, but Inoue's power is a non-factor which we already knew. If Inoue was even a middle of the road puncher he would have stopped Salapat who was there to be hit cleanly the entire fight. These Thai domestic fighters with ridiculous records and no relevant opponents aren't brought in to be competitive, they are just brought in to be opponents. People should know better by now, it happened with Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat, Tewa Kiram, and now Tasana Salapat. Overall, I can't see Inoue beating Warren or Oubaali when he challenges the winner of their vacant WBC title match, I don't think his skills will be enough to overcome his physical limitations. I don't expect to see Salapat on a world level again either.