Ranking @ Super Bantamweight
Born on April 10, 1993 in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan, Naoya Inoue lives up to his nickname “The Monster,” as he comes after other fighters with powerful punches, particularly to the body. He put together a successful amateur career, as he won a few junior tournaments in Japan and competed in the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships, although he didn’t place. After he didn’t lose in a qualification tournament for the Olympic team, he ended his amateur career with a 75-6 record.
Inoue had his first professional fight on October 2, 2012. Unlike many boxers who start their careers with fights against journeymen, he took on the 16-4-1 Crison Omayao, who was a Filipino champion. Despite the level of competition, he demonstrated his power by knocking out his opponent in the fourth round. In his next fight a few months later, he scored another KO, this one in the very first round.
His third opponent was the 17-2-4 Yuki Sano, and Naoya Inoue won that fight by TKO in the 10th and final round. That set him up for a title shot in only the fourth fight of his career, as he took on Ryoichi Taguchi on August 25, 2013 for the Japanese light flyweight title. While this was his first fight to go to a decision, he still put on a show, battering Taguchi with hard shots on his way to a 10-round unanimous decision win.
On December 6, 2013, he added another belt to his collection when he took out Jerson Mancio by way of fifth-round TKO for the OPBF light flyweight title. After that, he got his first world title fight, as he was set to fight Adrian Hernandez on April 4, 2014 for the WBC light flyweight belt. Once again, Inoue was dominant, as he finished off his opponent in the sixth round by TKO.
He defended that belt one time, against Wittawas Basapean, and won by TKO in the 11th round. Then, he decided to challenge himself by relinquishing his title and jumping up to junior bantamweight to take on Omar Narvaez. Narvaez had an impressive record of 43-1-2, along with the WBO title. It didn’t matter to Inoue, who put Narvaez on the canvas in the first minute of the fight and didn’t let up from there, eventually scoring a knockout in just the second round.
Naoya Inoue was out of action for almost a year after that, but came back on December 29, 2015 to defend his WBO title for the first time. It didn’t take him long to defeat Warlito Parrenas, as he won by TKO in the second round. On May 8, 2016, he fought David Carmona, who would become just the second fighter to last until a decision against him, but he still picked up the win after 12 rounds. He fought two more times that year. First, he beat Karoon Jarupianlerd in the 10th round by TKO. He then closed out 2016 with another spectacular finish, this one against Kohei Kono in the sixth round of their fight.
What is Naoya Inoue's Record?
Naoya Inoue's record currently stands at 25 wins, 0 loses and 0 draws. He is currently undefeated in a total of 25 contests. Of those 25 wins he has stopped 22 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 88%. He's boxed a total of 146 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 5.8 rounds on average.
What was Inoue's last fight?
Naoya Inoue's last fight took place against Stephen Fulton's on 25th Jul 2023, in Koto-Ku, Japan. He won by technical knockout in the 8th round. That fight was 4 months and 12 days ago.
How active is Naoya Inoue?
Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
What belts does Naoya Inoue hold?
He currently holds the WBO World Junior Featherweight and WBC World Super Bantamweight championships.
He won WBO World Junior Featherweight and WBC World Super Bantamweight belts against Stephen Fulton, beating him by technical knockout in the 8th round on 25th July 2023. He has held these belts for a total of 135 days (4 months and 13 days) and is yet to make a defence of either belt. His first mandatory for his WBO belt is due against Sam Goodman.
Where is Naoya Inoue From?
Inoue was born in Japan.
How Old Is Naoya Inoue?
The super bantamweight is currently 30 years old. He was born on 10th April 1993, so he will turn 31 in 4 months and 3 days.
How long has Inoue been fighting?
Naoya Inoue made his professional debut in October 2012, so he has been a pro for 11 years and 2 months.
How good is Naoya Inoue?
Inoue is currently ranked 1st by the The Ring at Super Bantamweight.
How tall is Naoya Inoue?
Inoue is 5' 5" (5 Foot and 5 inches) which is 164cm (1 meter and 64 centimeters).
What is Inoue's Reach?
His reach is 68.1 inches (68.1") which is 173 cm (1 meter and 73 centimeters).
What stance does Naoya Inoue use?
Inoue fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.
What are some potential opponents for Naoya Inoue?
Some potential future fights for Inoue include Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, Vasyl Lomachenko, Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, Zolani Tete and Unified Super Flyweight Champion Juan Francisco Estrada.
What will be Naoya Inoue's Next Fight?
Naoya Inoue is to face Marlon Tapales next on Tuesday 26th December 2023. The fight will take place at Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan. The fight will be broadcast on Sky Sports Arena in the UK, and ESPN+ in the United States.
How can I stream Naoya Inoue's Fights?
In the US you can stream Naoya Inoue fight via ESPN+.
What are some recent Naoya Inoue results?
Naoya Inoue remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Stephen Fulton on 25th July 2023 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Paul Butler on 13th December 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their The Ring Bantamweight, WBO World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Tokyo.
Going into that contest, he had beat Nonito Donaire on 7th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Bantamweight, WBA Super World Bantamweight and IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama.
Before that, he had won against Aran Dipaen on 14th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight and IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo.
He had beat Michael Dasmarinas on 19th June 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight and IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
|Age||Date Of Birth||Nationality||Height||Reach||Stance||Weight Division|
|30||April 10, 1993||Japan||164 cm||173 cm||orthodox||Super Bantamweight (122 lb)|
|Professional Record||Wins||Wins By KO||Knockout Percentage||Losses||Losses By Stoppage||Draws||Pro Rounds||Debut|
|Weight||The Ring Magazine||WBC||IBF||WBA||WBO|
|2023-07-25||Stephen Fulton||Won (TKO 8)||watch replay||Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Japan|
|2022-12-13||Paul Butler||Won (KO 11)||Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Tokyo, Japan|
|2022-06-07||Nonito Donaire||Won (TKO 2)||Super Arena, Saitama, Japan|
|2021-12-14||Aran Dipaen||Won (TKO 8)||Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan|
|2021-06-19||Michael Dasmarinas||Won (KO 3)||watch replay||Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, NV, United States|
|2020-10-31||Jason Moloney||Won (TKO 7)||The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States|
|2019-11-07||Nonito Donaire||Won (UD 12)||watch replay||Super Arena, Saitama, Japan|
|2019-05-18||Emmanuel Rodriguez||Won (KO 2)||The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom|
|2018-10-07||Juan Carlos Payano||Won (KO 1)||Arena, Kanagawa, Japan|
|2018-05-25||Jamie McDonnell||Won (TKO 1)||watch replay||Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan|
|2017-12-30||Yoan Boyeaux||Won (TKO 3)||Bunka Gym, Kanagawa, Japan|
|2017-09-09||Antonio Nieves||Won (TKO 6)||Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA, United States|
|2017-05-21||Ricardo Rodriguez||Won (KO 3)||watch replay||Ariake Colosseum, Japan|
|2016-12-30||Kohei Kono||Won (TKO 6)||Ariake Colosseum, Auckland, Japan|
|2016-09-04||Karoon Jarupianlerd||Won (KO 10)||Sky Arena, Zama, Japan|
|2016-05-08||David Carmona||Won (UD 12)||Ariake Colosseum, Zama, Japan|
|2015-12-29||Warlito Parrenas||Won (TKO 2)||Ariake Colosseum, Zama, Japan|
|2014-12-30||Omar Andres Narvaez||Won (KO 2)||Metropolitan Gym, Caseros, Japan|
|2014-09-05||Wittawas Basapean||Won (TKO 11)||Yoyogi #2 Gymnasium, Zama, Japan|
|2014-04-06||Adrian Hernandez||Won (TKO 6)||Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan|
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|1 Month (Disney+/Hulu)||$14.99|
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|1 Month (for TV)||£45|
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