Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Bantamweight
23-0-0
20-2-0

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The Ring Bantamweight
IBF World Bantamweight
WBC World Bantamweight
WBA Super World Bantamweight

The tape

29
Age
42
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 4" / 162 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

TKO 2TKO 8KO 3TKO 7UD 12
Form
UD 10SD 12SD 12TKO 8KO 1
23
Wins
20
20
By KO
13
87
KO%
65
0
Losses
2
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2009
127
Pro rounds
146

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

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Naoya Inoue vs Guillermo Rigondeaux preview

When is Inoue vs Rigondeaux?

Naoya Inoue could fight Guillermo Rigondeaux in Autumn/Fall 2023 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 Rigondeaux stats

Naoya Inoue would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Guillermo Rigondeaux would make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Inoue would have a large advantage in power over Rigondeaux, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Rigondeaux's 65%.

Naoya Inoue is the younger man by 13 years, at 29 years old.

Inoue has a height advantage of 1 inch over Rigondeaux. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Naoya Inoue fights out of the orthodox stance, while Guillermo Rigondeaux is a southpaw.

Inoue is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 year and 4 months later than Rigondeaux, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 19 less professional rounds, 127 to Rigondeaux's 146.

Inoue vs Rigondeaux form

Inoue remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against 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, Japan.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

He had won against 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.

Rigondeaux has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Vincent Astrolabio on 26th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by John Riel Casimero on 14th August 2021 by split decision in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Liborio Solis on 8th February 2020 by split decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at PPL Center, Pennsylvania.

Before that, he had beat Julio Ceja on 23rd June 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight eliminator fight at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada.

He had won against Giovanni Delgado on 13th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Microsoft Theater, California.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Naoya Inoue has been fighting more than Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Naoya Inoue last fought 6 months and 2 days ago, while Guillermo Rigondeaux's last outing was 9 months and 13 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

Rigondeaux's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Inoue vs Rigondeaux?

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