Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
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Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Inoue vs Dipaen?
Naoya Inoue is set to square off against Aran Dipaen on Tuesday 14th December 2021 at Kokugikan in Tokyo.
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This contest is for the unified bantamweight championship of the world, with the WBA & IBF belts on the line.
The undercard is set to feature the clash of Mendez vs Taniguchi for the WBO World Minimumweight championship.
Inoue vs Dipaen stats
Naoya Inoue steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Aran Dipaen will make his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Dipaen has a slight advantage in power over Inoue, with a 92% knock out percentage over Inoue's 86%.
Naoya Inoue is the younger man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
Inoue has a height advantage of 1 inch over Dipaen.
Both Naoya Inoue & Aran Dipaen fight out of an orthodox stance.
Inoue is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 years and 4 months earlier than Dipaen, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He has fought 66 more professional rounds, 117 to Dipaen's 51.
Aran Dipaen is currently ranked number 8 by the WBA and 5 by the IBF in the 118lb division.
Inoue vs Dipaen form
Inoue remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, he had won against Emmanuel Rodriguez on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Bantamweight, WBA World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
He had beat Juan Carlos Payano on 7th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
What time does Inoue vs Dipaen start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Kokugikan, Tokyo, 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.
What are the odds on Inoue vs Dipaen?
Naoya Inoue is currently 1/33 (-3333) to win the fight outright, while you can get 10/1 (+1000) on Aran Dipaen if you fancy the massive upset.