Summer 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest
@ Bantamweight
21-0-0
41-6-0

Belts on The Line

The Ring Bantamweight
IBF World Bantamweight
WBA Super World Bantamweight
WBC World Bantamweight

The tape

28
Age
38
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 5" / 166 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

KO 3TKO 7UD 12KO 2KO 1
Form
KO 4UD 12KO 6TKO 4UD 12
21
Wins
41
18
By KO
27
86
KO%
66
0
Losses
6
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2001
117
Pro rounds
293

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

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The Ring
1
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire preview

When is Inoue vs Donaire II?

Naoya Inoue could take on Nonito Donaire in Summer 2022 in the United States.

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

Inoue vs Donaire II stats

Naoya Inoue would step 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.

Nonito Donaire would make his way to the ring with a record of 41 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 27 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Inoue would have advantage in power over Donaire, with a 86% knock out percentage over Donaire's 66%.

Naoya Inoue is the younger man by 10 years, at 28 years old.

Both Naoya Inoue & Nonito Donaire fight out of an orthodox stance.

Inoue is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 26 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 11 year and 7 months later than Donaire, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He has fought 176 less professional rounds, 117 to Donaire's 293.

Nonito Donaire is currently ranked number 1 by the RING in the 118lb division.

Inoue vs Donaire II form

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

In his last fight, he 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.

Previous to 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against 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 beat 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 defeated Juan Carlos Payano on 7th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.

Nonito Donaire has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Nordine Oubaali on 29th May 2021 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Naoya Inoue 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against Stephon Young on 27th April 2019 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at Cajun Dome, Louisiana, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Ryan Burnett on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Hehad lost to Carl Frampton on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Featherweight championship fight at The SSE Arena, Northern Ireland.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Naoya Inoue has been fighting more than Nonito Donaire.

Naoya Inoue last fought 4 months and 5 days ago, while Nonito Donaire's last outing was 4 months and 25 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.

Donaire's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Inoue vs Donaire II?

Nonito Donaire is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Naoya Inoue if you fancy the incredible upset.

Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire news

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