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Vasyl Lomachenko vs Naoya Inoue preview
When is Lomachenko vs Inoue?
Vasyl Lomachenko could square off against Naoya Inoue in Late 2023 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Lomachenko vs Inoue stats
Vasyl Lomachenko would step into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Naoya Inoue would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 24 wins and 0 draws, with 21 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Inoue would have a large advantage in power over Lomachenko, boosting at 88% knock out percentage over Lomachenko's 65%.
Vasyl Lomachenko is the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Lomachenko has a height advantage of 1 inch over Inoue. Despite this, Inoue has 3-inch reach advantage.
Vasyl Lomachenko fights out of the southpaw stance, while Naoya Inoue is an orthodox fighter.
Lomachenko is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year later than Inoue, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 50 more professional rounds, 188 to Inoue's 138.
Lomachenko vs Inoue form
Lomachenko has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Devin Haney on 20th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight, WBA Super World Lightweight, WBC World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jamaine Ortiz on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Richard Commey on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Masayoshi Nakatani on 26th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Teofimo Lopez on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, IBF World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Naoya Inoue remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last opponents.
In his last fight, he 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, Japan.
Previous to that, he had 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had 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.
In terms of recent activity, Naoya Inoue has been fighting more than Vasyl Lomachenko.
Vasyl Lomachenko last fought 18 days ago, while Naoya Inoue's last outing was 5 months and 25 days ago.
Lomachenko's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
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