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Summer 2024
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in the United States

Potential contest @ Bantamweight
27-0-0
31-2-1

The tape

31
Age
35
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
66.1" / 168 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

KO 6KO 10TKO 8KO 11TKO 2
Form
KO 7UD 12MD 12UD 12UD 12
27
Wins
31
24
By KO
16
89
KO%
52
0
Losses
2
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
1
2012
Debut
2009
162
Pro rounds
319

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

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Naoya Inoue vs Kazuto Ioka preview


When is Inoue vs Ioka?

Naoya Inoue could take on Kazuto Ioka in Summer 2024 the United States.

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

Inoue vs Ioka 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.

Kazuto Ioka would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, with 16 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Inoue would have a massive power advantage over Ioka, boasting a 89% knockout percentage compared to Ioka's 52%.

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

Inoue has a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Naoya Inoue and Kazuto Ioka fight out of an orthodox stance.

Inoue is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years and 5 months later than Ioka, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 157 fewer professional rounds, totaling 162 compared to Ioka's 319.

Inoue vs Ioka form

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

In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 won against 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 beaten 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.

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

In his last fight, he defeated Josber Perez on December 31, 2023, by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to that, he had defeated Joshua Franco on June 24, 2023, by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had drawn with Joshua Franco on December 31, 2022, by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their WBA World Super Flyweight and WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Before that, he had won against Donnie Nietes on July 13, 2022, by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

He had defeated Ryoji Fukunaga on December 31, 2021, by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Naoya Inoue has been fighting more than Kazuto Ioka.

Naoya Inoue last fought 2 months and 20 days ago, while Kazuto Ioka's last outing was 6 months and 25 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 19 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 5 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.

Ioka's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11 rounds on average.

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