Dec 13 2022
Tuesday

in Japan

12 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
23-0-0

est. ringwalk:

2022-12-13T11:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - N/A

34-2-0

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The tape

29
Age
33
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 2TKO 8KO 3TKO 7UD 12
Form
UD 12SD 10UD 12UD 12TKO 9
23
Wins
34
20
By KO
15
87
KO%
44
0
Losses
2
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2010
127
Pro rounds
254

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

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The Ring
7
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WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Naoya Inoue vs Paul Butler preview

When is Inoue vs Butler?

Naoya Inoue will face Paul Butler on Tuesday 13th December 2022 in Japan.

The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).

Inoue vs Butler stats

Naoya Inoue steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Paul Butler will make his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Inoue has a massive power advantage over Butler, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Butler's 44%.

Naoya Inoue is the younger man by 4 years, at 29 years old.

Butler has a height advantage of 1 inch over Inoue.

Both Naoya Inoue & Paul Butler fight out of an orthodox stance.

Inoue is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 9 months later than Butler, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 127 less professional rounds, 127 to Butler's 254.

Paul Butler is currently ranked number 7 by the RING in the 118lb division.

Inoue vs Butler form

Inoue remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he 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, Japan.

Previous to that, he had beat 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against 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.

Before that, he had beat Jason Moloney on 31st October 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

He had defeated Nonito Donaire on 7th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.

Butler has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Jonas Sultan on 22nd April 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Bantamweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Willibaldo Garcia Perez on 25th June 2021 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Lancashire.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Emmanuel Rodriguez on 5th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.

Before that, he had defeated Stuart Hall on 30th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.

He had beat Sebastian Sanchez on 12th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Naoya Inoue has been fighting more than Paul Butler.

Naoya Inoue last fought 3 months and 24 days ago, while Paul Butler's last outing was 5 months and 9 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

Butler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11 rounds on average.

What time does Inoue vs Butler start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC in Japan, which is 6:00 AM EST or 3:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who is showing Inoue vs Butler?

The fight will be broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.

How do you stream Inoue vs Butler?

You can stream Inoue vs Butler via the ESPN+ app. This is a standalone service from regular ESPN, so you don’t need to be an existing TV subscriber. You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku, your Smart TV and many others.

1 month of ESPN+ is $9.99, 1 month (disney+/hulu) of ESPN+ is $13.99, 1 month (disney+/hulu no ads) of ESPN+ is $19.99 and 1 year costs $99.99.

What are the odds on Inoue vs Butler?

Naoya Inoue is currently 1/40 (-3300) to win the bout outright, while you can get 12/1 (+1200) on Paul Butler if you fancy the massive upset.

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