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Naoya Inoue vs Lee McGregor preview
When is Inoue vs McGregor?
Naoya Inoue could face Lee McGregor in Autumn/Fall 2023 in Japan.
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 McGregor stats
Naoya Inoue would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lee McGregor would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 1 draw, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Inoue would have advantage in power over McGregor, with a 88% knock out percentage over McGregor's 75%.
Naoya Inoue is the older man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
McGregor has a height advantage of 3 inches over Inoue.
Both Naoya Inoue & Lee McGregor fight out of an orthodox stance.
Inoue is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 years and 1 month earlier than McGregor, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 63 more professional rounds, 138 to McGregor's 75.
Inoue vs McGregor form
Inoue remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Paul Butler on 13th December 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, Japan.
Previous to that, he had 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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.
Before 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.
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.
McGregor remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he drew Diego Alberto Ruiz on 11th February 2022 by points in the 10th round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Vincent Legrand on 6th August 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Marquee, Falls Park, Northern Ireland.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Karim Guerfi on 19th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Lancashire.
Before that, he had beat Ryan Walker on 26th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at LS-Live, Yorkshire.
He had won against Ukashir Farooq on 16th November 2019 by split decision in their CBC Commonwealth Bantamweight and BBBOC British Bantamweight championship fight at Emirates Arena, Scotland.
In terms of recent activity, Naoya Inoue has been fighting more than Lee McGregor.
Naoya Inoue last fought 3 months and 10 days ago, while Lee McGregor's last outing was 1 year, 1 month and 12 days ago.
Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
McGregor's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
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