Summer 2021
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest
@ Bantamweight
20-0-0
28-4-0

Belts on The Line

WBA World Bantamweight Championship
WBO World Bantamweight Championship
IBF World Bantamweight Championship

The tape

27
Age
32
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
68.1"
Reach
72"
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

TKO 7UD 12KO 2KO 1TKO 1
Form
TKO 3UD 12UD 12KO 1UD 12
20
Wins
28
17
By KO
21
85
KO%
75
0
Losses
4
0
Stopped
2
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2006
114
Pro rounds
184

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

-
The Ring
5
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
8
-
WBO
7
-
IBF
-

Naoya Inoue vs Zolani Tete preview

When is Inoue vs Tete?

Naoya Inoue could face the challenge of Zolani Tete 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 Tete stats

Naoya Inoue would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Zolani Tete would make his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Inoue would have a slight advantage in power over Tete, with a 85% knock out percentage over Tete's 75%.

Naoya Inoue is the younger man by 5 years, at 27 years old.

Tete has a height advantage of 4 inches over Inoue. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Naoya Inoue fights out of the orthodox stance, while Zolani Tete is a southpaw.

Inoue is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 year and 4 months later than Tete, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He has fought 70 less professional rounds, 114 to Tete's 184.

Zolani Tete is currently ranked number 8 by the WBC, 7 by the WBO and 5 by the RING in the 118lb division.

Inoue vs Tete form

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

In his last fight, he 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, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat 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.

Before that, he had defeated Juan Carlos Payano on 7th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.

He had won against Jamie McDonnell on 25th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.

Tete has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he lost to John Riel Casimero on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Mikhail Aloyan on 13th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Ekaterinburg Expo, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Going into that contest, he had beat Omar Andres Narvaez on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Arena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had won against Siboniso Gonya on 18th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Arena, Belfast.

He had beat Arthur Villanueva on 22nd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Leicester Arena, Leicester.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Naoya Inoue has been fighting more than Zolani Tete.

Naoya Inoue last fought 2 months and 27 days ago, while Zolani Tete's last outing was 1 year, 1 month and 28 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.6 rounds on average.

Tete's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.

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