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When is Inoue vs Rigondeaux?
Naoya Inoue could fight Guillermo Rigondeaux in Early 2024 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 25 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Guillermo Rigondeaux would make his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Inoue would have advantage in power over Rigondeaux, with a 88% knock out percentage over Rigondeaux's 68%.
Naoya Inoue is the younger man by 13 years, at 30 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 the less experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of 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 18 less professional rounds, 146 to Rigondeaux's 164.
Inoue vs Rigondeaux form
Inoue remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Stephen Fulton on 25th July 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, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
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.
Rigondeaux has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Charlie Clemente on 9th June 2023 by knockout in the 7th round at Casino Miami Jai Alai, Miami, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Vincent Astrolabio on 26th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had lost to 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.
Before that, he had defeated Liborio Solis on 8th February 2020 by split decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at PPL Center, Pennsylvania.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Naoya Inoue has been fighting more than Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Naoya Inoue last fought 6 months and 3 days ago, while Guillermo Rigondeaux's last outing was 7 months and 19 days ago.
Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 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 4 years, 7 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
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