Kōsei Tanaka vs. Ryōichi Taguchi

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Chukyo Monster or Humility King?

Poll closed Mar 16, 2019.
  1. Tanaka on points

    75.0%
  2. Tanaka by stoppage

    12.5%
  3. Draw

    12.5%
  4. Taguchi on points

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  5. Taguchi by stoppage

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  1. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    This happens in <24 hours - where's the damn hype, gaijin???? (or even a poll thread :shakehead:)

    WBO flyweight title at stake, 1st defense of Tanaka. His challenger is moving up from light flyweight, and coming directly off the loss of his IBF & WBA titles in that division (where Tanaka co-reigned with him as the WBO light fly champ for ten months - with this match-up to some extent sating the disappointing of those who never got the hoped-for domestic unification showdown).

    Taguchi has a 1½" height and 3½" reach advantage. Tanaka is undefeated and the younger fighter by nine years.

    IB funfact: despite having a combined 15 world title fights between them, neither has ever fought outside their native Land of the Rising Sun.
     
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  2. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Oh and yes those are real nicknames. Taguchi, after years of not having one, quietly picked his and sewed it onto his trunks before his 7th light flyweight title defense against Melindo and mentioned it once in passing in a Japanese media interview.
     
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  3. Dfaulds

    Dfaulds Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I've gone Tanaka in the league by MD. Think it'll be super close and competitive.
     
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  4. IntentionalButt

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    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Odds:

    Tanaka 1/3
    Taguchi 9/4
    Draw 16/1
     
  6. f1ght3rz

    f1ght3rz #MeTooKubrat Full Member

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    The fight will be legally and free televised on Asianboxing tomorrow.
     
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  7. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    I saw, that's so dope!! :yaay (mentioned in the weigh-in article ^)
     
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  8. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tanaka could win this pretty convincingly if he doesn't engage in a toe to toe battle.
     
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  9. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Kyoguchi and Kimura will be the special guest commentators.
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  10. BoyBato

    BoyBato Active Member Full Member

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    Tanaka's workrate and handspeed favors him against taguchi although tanaka is also a walking timebomb who gets pretty reckless when he doesn't need to
     
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  11. Somachenko

    Somachenko The Matador Team Full Member

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    I had a really weird dream last night where this fight was a minor part of it, and it ended in Tanaka winning by knockout. Not sure how accurate that will be but it was fairly odd since I haven’t really been thinking about this fight, although I am excited for it now that it’s here lol
     
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  12. Boxing Prospect

    Boxing Prospect Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Kimura and Kyoguchi will only be available on Japanese TV, the Asian Boxing stream is expected to be commentary less, so arena sounds only like Tanaka vs Kimura.
     
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  13. pincai

    pincai The Indonesian Thin Man Full Member

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    Super excited and it’s not too late in Oz..
     
  14. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    ...the more I think about it, the more I realize that "Humility King" is the most hilariously awesome nickname ever. :lol:
     
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