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10 years and nine months into his professional boxing career, Naoya Inoue has fought 25 times with 25 wins and no losses.
Inoue's boxing record is currently an undefeated 25-0, which includes 10 world-title wins and 15 successful title defense fights at three weight classes — light-flyweight, super-flyweight, and bantamweight. He has a 88% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 22 of his total 25 fights being knockout wins, 18 of which were in title fights.
His latest fight was a 8th round TKO victory over Stephen Fulton Jr. on July 25, 2023. Inoue won the super-bantamweight WBC and WBO titles with this win.
Inoue is next scheduled to fight Marlon Tapales on December 26, 2023 at the Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan. In an undisputed super-bantamweight championship fight, Inoue will be defending his WBC and WBO titles and fighting for the WBA (Super), IBF, and The Ring (vacant) titles.
Some of Inoue's best fights and notable victories include wins over Nonito Donaire, Omar Narváez, Jamie McDonnell, Emmanuel Rodríguez, Stephen Fulton Jr., Adrián Hernández, and Michael Dasmariñas.
|26||Dec 26, 2023||30||Marlon Tapales||NA *||NA|
|25||Jul 25, 2023||30||Stephen Fulton Jr.||Win *||TKO8|
|24||Dec 13, 2022||29||Paul Butler||Win *||TKO11|
|23||Jun 7, 2022||29||Nonito Donaire||Win *||TKO2|
|22||Dec 14, 2021||28||Aran Dipaen||Win *||TKO8|
|21||Jun 19, 2021||28||Michael Dasmariñas||Win *||KO3|
|20||Oct 31, 2020||27||Jason Moloney||Win *||KO7|
|19||Nov 7, 2019||26||Nonito Donaire||Win *||UD|
|18||May 18, 2019||26||Emmanuel Rodríguez||Win *||TKO2|
|17||Oct 7, 2018||25||Juan Carlos Payano||Win *||TKO1|
|16||May 25, 2018||25||Jamie McDonnell||Win *||TKO1|
|15||Dec 30, 2017||24||Yoan Boyeaux||Win *||TKO3|
|14||Sep 9, 2017||24||Antonio Nieves||Win *||RTD6|
|13||May 21, 2017||24||Ricardo Rodriguez||Win *||KO3|
|12||Dec 30, 2016||23||Kohei Kono||Win *||TKO6|
|11||Sep 4, 2016||23||Petchbarngborn Kokietgym||Win *||TKO10|
|10||May 8, 2016||23||David Carmona||Win *||UD|
|9||Dec 29, 2015||22||Warlito Parrenas||Win *||TKO2|
|8||Dec 30, 2014||21||Omar Narváez||Win *||KO2|
|7||Sep 5, 2014||21||Samartlek Kokietgym||Win *||TKO11|
|6||Apr 6, 2014||20||Adrián Hernández||Win *||TKO6|
|5||Dec 6, 2013||20||Jerson Mancio||Win||TKO5|
|4||Aug 25, 2013||20||Ryoichi Taguchi||Win||UD|
|3||Apr 16, 2013||20||Yūki Sano||Win||TKO10|
|2||Jan 5, 2013||19||Ngaoprajan Chuwatana||Win||KO1|
|1||Oct 2, 2012||19||Crison Omayao||Win||KO4|
* World-title fight
Naoya Inoue (The Monster) is a 30-year old Japanese professional boxer. He was born in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan on April 10, 1993. He is a four-weight-class world champion and the current WBC and WBO super-bantamweight world champion.
Inoue made his professional boxing debut against Crison Omayao at the age of 19 on October 2, 2012, defeating Omayao via 4th round KO.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 20 on April 6, 2014 after 5 professional fights, against Adrián Hernández for the light-flyweight WBC title. He defeated Hernández via 6th round TKO to become the light-flyweight champion of the world.
Naoya Inoue is a one-time undisputed bantamweight world champion, and a three-time unified world champion — at super-bantamweight and bantamweight (2x), and has won 10 world titles at four weight classes. For all the details about Inoue's world title wins and defenses refer to "Naoya Inoue World Titles".
Inoue has never lost a fight in his professional boxing career so far.
His most recent fight was on July 25, 2023 against American boxer Stephen Fulton Jr. for Fulton Jr.'s super-bantamweight titles. Inoue won the fight via 8th round TKO and won the WBC and WBO titles. It's been 4 months and 14 days since this fight.
For a very detailed list Inoue's fights refer to "All of Naoya Inoue's fights".
Inoue has fought a total of 25 times till today, which includes 20 world-title fights at four weight divisions. He is among the very best of his generation and is one of the pound-for-pound best boxers of all time. These 11 fights are the highlight of his career.
April 6, 2014: Inoue wins his first world title by defeating Adrián Hernández via 6th round TKO. He is now the WBC light-flyweight world champion.
December 30, 2014: Inoue wins the WBO super-flyweight title from Omar Narváez, by beating Narváez via 2nd round KO.
May 21, 2017: Inoue successfully defends the WBO super-flyweight title against Ricardo Rodriguez, winning the fight via 3rd round KO.
May 25, 2018: Inoue wins the WBA (Regular) bantamweight title from Jamie McDonnell, by beating McDonnell via 1st round TKO.
May 18, 2019: Inoue wins the IBF and The Ring bantamweight titles from Emmanuel Rodríguez, by beating Rodríguez via 2nd round TKO.
November 7, 2019: Inoue becomes a unified bantamweight world champion by beating Nonito Donaire via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the IBF, The Ring, and WBA (Super) bantamweight world-champion belts.
October 31, 2020: Inoue successfully defends the WBA (Super), IBF, and The Ring bantamweight titles against Jason Moloney, winning the fight via 7th round KO.
June 19, 2021: Inoue successfully defends the WBA (Super), IBF, and The Ring bantamweight titles against Michael Dasmariñas, winning the fight via 3rd round KO.
June 7, 2022: Inoue becomes a unified bantamweight world champion by beating Nonito Donaire via 2nd round TKO. He now holds the WBA (Super), IBF, The Ring, and WBC bantamweight world-champion belts.
December 13, 2022: Inoue becomes the undisputed bantamweight world champion by defeating Paul Butler via 11th round TKO. He now holds the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, The Ring, and WBO bantamweight world-champion belts.
July 25, 2023: Inoue becomes a unified super-bantamweight world champion by beating Stephen Fulton Jr. via 8th round TKO. He now holds the WBC and WBO super-bantamweight world-champion belts.
Inoue is a four-weight-division world champion. He has held 10 world titles, one of which was a vacant title win, and the rest nine were lineal championship wins.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
|Bantamweight||WBA 2x, WBC, IBF, WBO, The Ring|