VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Featherweight
27-0-0
20-0-1

Belts on The Line

WBA World Featherweight

The tape

31
Age
27
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
65" / 165 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

KO 6KO 10TKO 8KO 11TKO 2
Form
SD 12SD 12UD 12TKO 12TKO 1
27
Wins
20
24
By KO
11
89
KO%
55
0
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
1
2012
Debut
2017
162
Pro rounds
114

Current rankings @ Featherweight

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The Ring
4
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WBA
9
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WBC
-
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WBO
-
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IBF
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Naoya Inoue vs Nick Ball preview


When is Inoue vs Ball?

Naoya Inoue could face the challenge of Nick Ball in late 2024 the United States.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 kg).

Inoue vs Ball stats

Naoya Inoue would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 27 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Nick Ball would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 20 wins and 1 draw, with 11 of those by knockout.

The stats suggest Inoue would have a massive power advantage over Ball, boasting a 89% knockout percentage compared to Ball's 55%.

Naoya Inoue is the older man by 4 years, at 31 years old.

Inoue has a 3-inch reach advantage.

Both Naoya Inoue and Nick Ball fight out of an orthodox stance.

Inoue is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 years and 8 months earlier than Ball, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 48 more professional rounds, totaling 162 compared to Ball's 114.

Nick Ball is currently ranked number 9 by the WBA, and 4 by The Ring in the 126lb division.

Inoue vs Ball form

Inoue remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Luis Nery on May 6, 2024, by knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Junior Featherweight, WBA Super World Super Bantamweight, WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to that, he had won against Marlon Tapales on December 26, 2023, by knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Junior Featherweight, WBA Super World Super Bantamweight, WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Ariake Arena, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Stephen Fulton on July 25, 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.

Before that, he had defeated Paul Butler on December 13, 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.

He had won against Nonito Donaire on June 7, 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.

Ball remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Raymond Ford on June 1, 2024, by split decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had drawn with Rey Vargas on March 8, 2024, by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Isaac Dogboe on November 18, 2023, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had beaten Lodumo Lamati on May 27, 2023, by technical knockout in the 12th round at The SSE Arena (Odyssey Arena), Belfast.

He had won against Jesus Ramirez Rubio on November 11, 2022, by technical knockout in the 1st round at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Nick Ball has been fighting more than Naoya Inoue.

Naoya Inoue last fought 7 months and 22 days ago, while Nick Ball's last outing was 6 months and 27 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 21 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.

Ball's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

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