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Naoya Inoue vs Nordine Oubaali preview
When is Inoue vs Oubaali?
Naoya Inoue could potentially square off against Nordine Oubaali in Autumn/Fall 2023 in 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 Oubaali 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.
Nordine Oubaali would make his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Inoue would have advantage in power over Oubaali, with a 88% knock out percentage over Oubaali's 71%.
Naoya Inoue is the younger man by 7 years, at 29 years old.
Inoue has a height advantage of 1 inch over Oubaali. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Naoya Inoue & Nordine Oubaali fight out of an orthodox stance.
Inoue is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 5 months earlier than Oubaali, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 40 more professional rounds, 138 to Oubaali's 98.
Inoue vs Oubaali form
Inoue remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 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.
Before that, he had 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.
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.
Oubaali has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Nonito Donaire 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 defeated Takuma Inoue on 7th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had won against Arthur Villanueva on 6th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Barys Arena, Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan.
Before that, he had defeated Rau’shee Warren on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Luis Melendez on 7th April 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Dome de Paris-Palais des Sports, Paris, France.
In terms of recent activity, Naoya Inoue has been fighting more than Nordine Oubaali.
Naoya Inoue last fought 3 months and 14 days ago, while Nordine Oubaali's last outing was 1 year, 9 months and 26 days ago.
Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
Oubaali's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
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