Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Bantamweight
23-0-0
30-4-0

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WBC World Bantamweight
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The tape

29
Age
34
5' 5" / 164 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

TKO 2TKO 8KO 3TKO 7UD 12
Form
KO 4TKO 3UD 12UD 12KO 1
23
Wins
30
20
By KO
23
87
KO%
77
0
Losses
4
0
Stopped
2
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2006
127
Pro rounds
189

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

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Naoya Inoue vs Zolani Tete preview

When is Inoue vs Tete?

Naoya Inoue could face the challenge of Zolani Tete 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 Tete 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.

Zolani Tete would make his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 23 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Inoue would have a slight advantage in power over Tete, with a 87% knock out percentage over Tete's 77%.

Naoya Inoue is the younger man by 5 years, at 29 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 11 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 62 less professional rounds, 127 to Tete's 189.

Inoue vs Tete 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.

Tete has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Jason Cunningham on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their CBC Commonwealth Super Bantamweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.

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

Before that, 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.

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.

Activity check

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

Naoya Inoue last fought 5 months and 24 days ago, while Zolani Tete's last outing was 4 months and 29 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

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

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