Inoue vs Tete

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  • Inoue vs Tete
  • 19-0-0 28-4-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • USA
  • WBA World Bantamweight Championship
  • WBO World Bantamweight Championship
  • IBF World Bantamweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Bantamweight
  • TKO 3TKO 1KO 1KO 2UD 12 < form UD 12KO 1UD 12UD 12TKO 3 <
  • Tape
  • 27 age 32
  • 5' 5" / 164cm height 5' 9" / 175cm
  • 68.1" / 173cm reach 72" / 183cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Southpaw (l)
  • full record
  • 19 wins 28
  • 16 by ko 21
  • 84% Ko% 75%
  • 0 Losses 4
  • 0 Stopped 2
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2012 Debut 2006
  • 107 Pro rds 184
  • current rankings @ Bantamweight
  • The Ring 5
  • WBA
  • WBC 6
  • WBO 4
  • IBF

Inoue vs Tete Info

Naoya Inoue could face the challenge of Zolani Tete in Late 2020 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).

The contest would be for the unified bantamweight championship of the world, with the WBA, WBO & IBF belts on the line.

Inoue would be making his 2nd defence of the The Ring Bantamweight Championship. He won this belt against Emmanuel Rodriguez in May 2019. He has held this belt for 1 year 2 months and 17 days.

He would be making his 2nd defence of the IBF World Bantamweight Championship. He won this belt against Emmanuel Rodriguez in May 2019. He has held this title for 1 year 2 months and 17 days.

Also, on the line would be his WBA Super World Bantamweight Championship defence for the first time. He won this belt against Nonito Donaire in November 2019. He has been recognised as this champion for 8 months and 27 days.

Inoue vs Tete stats

Naoya Inoue would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins and zero loses, 16 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 and 4 loses, with 21 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Inoue would have a slight advantage in power over Tete, with a 84% 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 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 year and 4 months later than Tete, who’s first professional fight was in 2006. He has fought 77 less professional rounds, 107 to Tete's 184.

Zolani Tete is currently ranked number 6 by the WBC, 4 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 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.

Previous to that, he had won against 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.

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

Before that, he had defeated 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.

He had won against Yoan Boyeaux on 30th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Bunka Gym, Kanagawa.

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, Zolani Tete has been fighting more than Naoya Inoue.

Naoya Inoue last fought 8 months and 28 days ago, while Zolani Tete's last outing was 8 months and 5 days ago.

Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 10 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 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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