Takuma Inoue vs Jake Bornea Preview December 13th, 2022
Takuma Inoue of Japan faces Jake Bornea of the Philippines in a 10-round featherweight bout in Tokyo this Tuesday, December 13th. The fight is on the undercard of Naoya Inoue vs Paul Butler clash which is being broadcast on ESPN+ in America and on dTV, Amazon Prime and Hikari TV in Japan. Australian fans can catch it on Kayo Sports and those in Canada can see it on TSN.ca and the TSN app. Inoue last fought in June when he beat Gakuya Furuhashi via a unanimous decision to take Furuhashi’s Japanese Super Bantamweight Crown and retain his WBO Asia Pacific Title. Bornea last boxed in March of last year when he battled to a four-round technical draw with Nicardo Calamba. The fight was halted after Calamba suffered an accidental headbutt. Be aware that the card gets underway approximately between 2:30 am and 5 am EST in North America.
Inoue vs Bornea Betting Odds
- Jake Bornea +1800
- Takuma Inoue – 6600
The 26-year-old Inoue is the younger brother Naoya ‘Monster’ Inoue, who’s taking on Paul Butler in the main event on Tuesday. The younger Inoue owns a mark of 16-1 with 3 Ko’s and has 150 rounds of experience under his belt since turning pro in 2013. Inoue stands just over 5-feet-4-inches tall with a 64-inch reach. He possesses just a small fraction of his brother’s power though as his current knockout ratio is just 17.6 per cent.
Inoue has never fought a pro with a losing record and beat Mark Anthony Geraldo by unanimous decision in 2015 for the vacant OPBF Super Flyweight Title. He then defended it twice before moving up in weight. He captured the WBC interim World Bantamweight Title in 2018 by beating Tasala Salapat by unanimous decision. His lone loss came by unanimous decision to Nordine Oubaali in a shot at the WBC Bantamweight Title in November, 2019 on the undercard of the first Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire fight.
The 27-year-old Bornea climbs through the ropes with a mark of 14-3-1 with 7 Ko’s and has boxed 112 rounds since turning pro in 2013 following his amateur career. Bornea stands 5-feet-3-inches with an unlisted reach so gives up 1.5-inches in height to Inoue. He also possesses below-average power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 38.9 per cent.
Since turning pro Bornea has captured the vacant WBF International Flyweight Title, the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Youth Flyweight Belt and the vacant WBF Intercontinental Super Flyweight Crown. He lost a 12-round unanimous decision to Raymond Tabugon in 2014 in a shot at the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental Flyweight Title after being dropped in the second round.
Bornea’s second defeat came at the hands of Andrew Selby via a seventh-round stoppage in 2016 for the vacant IBF Intercontinental Flyweight Title and dropped a 10-round unanimous decision to Zafar Parpiev in 2018 for the vacant IBF Asia Bantamweight Title. That fight took place in October, 2018 and Bornea didn’t fight again until the technical draw against Nicardo Calamba in March, 2021.
Bornea has been quite inactive lately and that’s not going to help his cause and he’s winless in his last two outings with a draw and loss. In addition, he’s fought outside of the Philippines just twice and loss both times, in Russia and England. Inoue is a fine boxer with little power and a good chin and shouldn’t really have too much of a problem earning a win over a game Bornea.
Inoue’s boxing skills and solid chin should do the trick.
Play: Inoue – 6600 @ BetOnline.ag
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