When Is Naoya Inoue’s Next Fight?

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Naoya Inoue of Japan celebrates with his four champion belts, after defeating Paul Butler of Britain after their bantamweight title.
(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Jul 27, 2023, 5:35 PM
  • Naoya Inoue is the new WBC and WBO Super Bantamweight champion.
  • Inoue is an undefeated champion with 25 wins, including 22 TKO/KOs.
  • Inoue is coming off an eighth-round TKO win over Stephen Fulton.
  • Inoue's next possible opponent is Marlon Tapales.

Naoya Inoue is Japan’s biggest boxing superstar today, especially after he defeated Stephen Fulton to win the WBC and WBO Super Bantamweight titles with an eighth-round TKO in July 2023. The victory has improved Inoue’s undefeated record to 25 wins, including 22 TKO/KOs, making him an instant favorite in online sports betting through the boxing odds.

Following this another spectacular performance, can the “Monster” unify all the belts in the 122-pound division and continue his pound-for-pound supremacy? If so, when will he return inside the ring, and who will he face next?

When is Naoya Inoue’s Next Fight?

Naoya Inoue’s next possible opponent is Filipino slugger Marlon Tapales for the unification of the super bantamweight division. Tapales holds the other titles (IBF and WBA Super Bantamweight titles) in the 122-pound division. They had a little face-off inside the ring after Inoue’s victory over Fulton.

Naoya Inoue Boxing Record and Titles

  • Boxing record: 25-0
  • Wins by TKO/KO: 22
  • Wins by decision: 3
  • Number of world titles won: 8
  • World titles won: WBC Light Flyweight title, WBO Super Flyweight title, WBA Bantamweight title, IBF Bantamweight title, WBC Bantamweight title, WBO Bantamweight title, WBC Super Bantamweight title, and WBO Super Bantamweight title.
  • Number of title defenses: 15

Naoya Inoue Notable Wins

Naoya Inoue has racked up an impressive record with victories over other boxing stars like Adrian Hernandez, Omar Andres Narvaez, Antonio Nieves, Jamie McDonnell, Juan Carlos Payano, Emmanuel Rodriguez, Nonito Donaire (twice), Michael Dasmarinas, Paul Butler, and Stephen Fulton.

Naoya Inoue Boxing Earnings

Naoya Inoue’s estimated total boxing earnings are over $3 million, with his fight with Jason Moloney in October 2020 being the biggest single-bout pay at $1.5 million.

Naoya Inoue Trainer, Coach and Cornermen

Naoya Inoue is being trained by his father, Shingo Inoue (head trainer), Akira Yaegashi, and Daisuke Okabe (assistant coaches). Other members of the “Monster’s” corner during fights include his brother Takuma Inoue and cousin Koko Inoue.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.