Jul 07 2022
Thursday

Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

12 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
22-0-0

est. ringwalk:

2022-07-07T12:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - N/A

42-6-0

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Belts on The Line

WBC World Bantamweight Championship
WBA Super World Bantamweight Championship
IBF World Bantamweight Championship

The tape

29
Age
39
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

TKO 8KO 3TKO 7UD 12KO 2
Form
KO 4KO 4UD 12KO 6TKO 4
22
Wins
42
19
By KO
28
86
KO%
67
0
Losses
6
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2001
125
Pro rounds
297

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

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The Ring
1
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WBA
-
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WBC
-
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WBO
-
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IBF
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Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire preview

When is Inoue vs Donaire II?

Naoya Inoue will take on Nonito Donaire on Thursday 7th July 2022 at Super Arena in Saitama.

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).

This contest is for the unified bantamweight championship of the world, with the WBC, WBA & IBF belts on the line.

The undercard is set to feature the clash of Inoue vs Furuhashi.

Inoue vs Donaire II stats

Naoya Inoue steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Nonito Donaire will make his way to the ring with a record of 42 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 28 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Inoue has advantage in power over Donaire, with a 86% knock out percentage over Donaire's 67%.

Naoya Inoue is the younger man by 10 years, at 29 years old.

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

Inoue is 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 172 less professional rounds, 125 to Donaire's 297.

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 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, Japan.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against 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.

Before that, 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.

He had defeated 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.

Nonito Donaire has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Reymart Gaballo on 11th December 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 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had defeated 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.

Hehad beat 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.

Activity check

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

Naoya Inoue last fought 5 months and 5 days ago, while Nonito Donaire's last outing was 5 months and 8 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

Donaire's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6 rounds on average.

What time does Inoue vs Donaire II start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 PM UTC at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, which is 8:00 AM EST or 5:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:00 PM BST in the UK.

Who is showing Inoue vs Donaire II?

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

How do you stream Inoue vs Donaire II?

You can stream Inoue vs Donaire II 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 $6.99, 1 month (disney+/hulu) of ESPN+ is $13.99 and 1 year costs $69.99.

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.

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