Hayato Tsutsumi vs Anselmo Moreno Betting Odds and Prediction

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Hayato Tsutsumi vs Anselmo Moreno Preview April 17th, 2024

Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) Featherweight Champion Hayato Tsutsumi will be taking on former World Champion Anselmo Noreno Of Panama at the famous Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan this Wednesday, April 17th. Tsutsumi last fought in December when he stopped Luis Moncion Ventura in the third round. He beat Jeo Santisima of the Philippines via a 12-round unanimous decision seven months earlier to win his belt. Moreno was last in action in March, 2023 when he beat Hugo Berrio by an eight-round unanimous decision.

Tsutsumi vs Moreno Betting Odds

Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook BetOnline.ag (full review here).

  • Anselmo Moreno +500
  • Hayato Tsutsumi -800
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My Pick

The 24-year-old Hayato Tsutsumi is another one of japan’s excellent young prospects. He enjoyed a fine international amateur career and won the 2016 AIBA World Youth Boxing Championships in Russia in the flyweight division and competed at the 2021 World Championships. He made his pro debut in July, 2022 when he beat Jhon Gemino via a wide eight-round unanimous decision. His second outing was against Pete Apolinar on New Year’s Eve and he won another wide unanimous eight-round decision after dropping Apolinar with a combination earlier in the fight.

He then beat Santisima and Ventura and will now be tested by the veteran and former world champion Anselmo. Tsutsumi isn’t known as a power puncher though and has earned just one stoppage in his first four fights for a current knockout ratio of 25 per cent. He is jumping in right at the deep end though as he’s not wasting time fighting four and six-rounders and went the full 12 rounds in just his third pro contest. Tsutsumi measures just over 5-feet-7-inches tall with an unlisted reach and was born in Chiba but fights out of Tokyo.

The southpaw Anselmo Moreno is now 38 years of age and is a former WBA Super Bantamweight Champion who makes the ring walk with a record of 43-6-1 with 15 Ko’s. He once enjoyed a 27-fight unbeaten streak as a pro which lasted nine years. He made his pro debut back in 2002 and has boxed 377 rounds over his 22-year career. He won the WBA Bantamweight Belt in 2008 via a unanimous decision over Volodymyr Sydorenko and defended it seven times before the WABA made him the Super World Champion and he defended the title another five times.

Moreno’s first pro defeat came at the hands of Ricardo Molina via a four-round split decision in 2002. He didn’t lose again until 2012 when he dropped a 12-round unanimous decision to Abner Mares in a shot at the WBC Super Bantamweight Title. Moreno finally lost his world title in 2014 when he lost a six-round technical decision to Juan Carlos Payano. He challenged Shinsuske Yamanaka for the WBC Bantamweight Title in his next outing in Japan but was edged by a split decision. He had a rematch with Yamanaka in 2016 and was stopped in the seventh round, once again in Japan.

That setback was followed up with another loss when Julio Ceja halted him in the third round nine months later in a shot at the vacant WBC Silver Super Bantamweight Title. As a pro, Moreno has also captured the WBA Fedecentro, and Panamanian Super Flyweight Belts as well as the WBA Fedebol, Fedecaribe, and Fedecentro Bantamweight Titles, the IBO World Bantamweight Title, the WBC Silver Bantamweight Crown and the WBA Fedelatin Featherweight Title. The lone draw on Moreno’s record was a four-round affair with Javier Tello in his sixth pro fight.

He he has beaten the likes of Felix Machado, Jose de Jesus Lopez, Tomas Rojas, Ricardo Vargas, Cecilio Santos, Rolly Lunas, Mahyar Monshipour, Lorenzo Parra, Javier Chacon, Ruben Tostado Garcia and Vic Darchinyan last year. Moreno’s a pretty sharp and accurate puncher with a superb defence, but doesn’t really have much in the way of knockout power as just 34. 9 per cent of his wins have been by stoppage. However, he’s stopped three of his last four opponents. He stands 5-feet-6-inches tall with a 69.5-inch reach which means he gives up 1.5-inches in height to Tsutsumi.


Moreno’s a very slick southpaw and reminds many experts of former world champions Pernell Whitaker and Wilfredo Benitez due to his excellent ability to slip punches. He’s 38 years old now though, 14 years older than Tsutsumi but his experience will definitely be a benefit. Both boxers have excellent skills but little in the way of power and they also possess solid chins. Tsutsumi’s fighting at home and on his way up the rankings while Moreno’s career is winding down even though he’s still a fine boxer. I’ll give the edge to Tsutsumi thanks to his age but he’s in for a superb test here. I’d also be a bit surprised if this doesn’t go the distance.

Another test passed for Tsutsumi.

Play: Tsutsumi -800 @ BetOnline.ag

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