Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Inoue vs Nery?
Naoya Inoue could face the challenge of Luis Nery in Summer 2021 in the United States.
The fight would take place 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 Nery 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.
Luis Nery would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 24 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Inoue would have a slight advantage in power over Nery, with a 86% knock out percentage over Nery's 77%.
Naoya Inoue is the older man by 28 years, at 28 years old.
Naoya Inoue fights out of the orthodox stance, while Luis Nery is a southpaw.
Inoue is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 months later than Nery, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 32 less professional rounds, 117 to Nery's 149.
Inoue vs Nery form
Inoue remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against 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 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.
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 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.
He had won against Juan Carlos Payano on 7th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Nery has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Brandon Figueroa on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Aaron Alameda on 26th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Going into that contest, he had beat Juan Carlos Payano on 20th July 2019 by knockout in the 9th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against McJoe Arroyo on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
Hehad beat Renson Robles on 1st December 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Arena Pavillón del Norte, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico.
In terms of recent activity, Luis Nery has been fighting more than Naoya Inoue.
Naoya Inoue last fought 4 months ago, while Luis Nery's last outing was 5 months and 4 days ago.
Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
Nery's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Inoue vs Nery?
Luis Nery is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Naoya Inoue if you fancy the incredible upset.