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Naoya Inoue Record

Total Fights27
Title Wins13
Title Defenses17
Title-Fight KOs20
KO Wins24
KO Losses0
Naoya Inoue Record & Stats
Naoya Inoue's Record
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      What is Naoya Inoue's boxing record?

      11 years and seven months into his professional boxing career, Naoya Inoue has fought 27 times with 27 wins and no losses.

      Inoue's boxing record is currently an undefeated 27-0, which includes 13 world-title wins and 17 successful title defense fights at four weight classes — light-flyweight, super-flyweight, bantamweight, and super-bantamweight. He has a 88.9% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 24 of his total 27 fights being knockout wins, 20 of which were in title fights.

      His latest fight was a 6th round KO victory over Luis Nery on May 6, 2024. Inoue successfully defended the undisputed super-bantamweight championship in this fight.

      Some of Inoue's best fights and notable victories include wins over Nonito Donaire, Omar Narváez, Jamie McDonnell, Emmanuel Rodríguez, Stephen Fulton Jr., Luis Nery, and Adrián Hernández.

      27May 6, 202431Luis NeryWin *KO6
      26Dec 26, 202330Marlon TapalesWin *KO10
      25Jul 25, 202330Stephen Fulton Jr.Win *TKO8
      24Dec 13, 202229Paul ButlerWin *KO11
      23Jun 7, 202229Nonito DonaireWin *TKO2
      22Dec 14, 202128Aran DipaenWin *TKO8
      21Jun 19, 202128Michael DasmariñasWin *KO3
      20Oct 31, 202027Jason MoloneyWin *KO7
      19Nov 7, 201926Nonito DonaireWin *UD
      18May 18, 201926Emmanuel RodríguezWin *TKO2
      17Oct 7, 201825Juan Carlos PayanoWin *TKO1
      16May 25, 201825Jamie McDonnellWin *TKO1
      15Dec 30, 201724Yoan BoyeauxWin *TKO3
      14Sep 9, 201724Antonio NievesWin *RTD6
      13May 21, 201724Ricardo RodriguezWin *KO3
      12Dec 30, 201623Kohei KonoWin *TKO6
      11Sep 4, 201623Petchbarngborn KokietgymWin *TKO10
      10May 8, 201623David CarmonaWin *UD
      9Dec 29, 201522Warlito ParrenasWin *TKO2
      8Dec 30, 201421Omar NarváezWin *KO2
      7Sep 5, 201421Samartlek KokietgymWin *TKO11
      6Apr 6, 201420Adrián HernándezWin *TKO6
      5Dec 6, 201320Jerson MancioWinTKO5
      4Aug 25, 201320Ryoichi TaguchiWinUD
      3Apr 16, 201320Yūki SanoWinTKO10
      2Jan 5, 201319Ngaoprajan ChuwatanaWinKO1
      1Oct 2, 201219Crison OmayaoWinKO4

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Naoya Inoue (The Monster) is a 31-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 undisputed super-bantamweight and The Ring 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 two-time undisputed world champion — at super-bantamweight and bantamweight, and a three-time unified world champion — at super-bantamweight and bantamweight (2x), and has won 13 world titles at four weight classes. For all the details about Inoue's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Inoue has never lost a fight in his professional boxing career so far.

      His most recent fight was a super-bantamweight undisputed championship title defense against Mexican boxer Luis Nery on May 6, 2024. Inoue won the fight via 6th round KO, and successfully defended his undisputed title.


      Inoue has had a total of 22 world-title fights till today, which includes winning 13 world titles and 17 successful title defenses. He won all 22 of these fights.

      Title Wins

      Naoya Inoue has fought for world titles in nine fights and won all nine of them, eight of these victories coming via way of stoppage. Till today, he has won 13 belts across four weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Dec 26, 2023+Marlon TapalesSuper-bantamweightWBA (Super), IBF, The Ring*KO
      Jul 25, 2023^Stephen Fulton Jr.Super-bantamweightWBC, WBOTKO
      Dec 13, 2022+Paul ButlerBantamweightWBOKO
      Jun 7, 2022^Nonito DonaireBantamweightWBCTKO
      Nov 7, 2019^Nonito DonaireBantamweightWBA (Super)UD
      May 18, 2019Emmanuel RodríguezBantamweightIBF, The Ring*TKO
      May 25, 2018Jamie McDonnellBantamweightWBA (Regular)TKO
      Dec 30, 2014Omar NarváezSuper-flyweightWBOKO
      Apr 6, 2014Adrián HernándezLight-flyweightWBCTKO
      + Became undisputed world champion
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Naoya Inoue has had 17 world-title defense fights across four weight classes — light-flyweight, super-flyweight (x7), bantamweight (x7), and super-bantamweight (x2). He won all of these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      May 6, 2024Luis NerySuper-bantamweightWBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, The RingKO
      Dec 26, 2023+Marlon TapalesSuper-bantamweightWBC, WBOKO
      Dec 13, 2022+Paul ButlerBantamweightWBA (Super), WBC, IBF, The RingKO
      Jun 7, 2022^Nonito DonaireBantamweightWBA (Super), IBF, The RingTKO
      Dec 14, 2021Aran DipaenBantamweightWBA (Super), IBF, The RingTKO
      Jun 19, 2021Michael DasmariñasBantamweightWBA (Super), IBF, The RingKO
      Oct 31, 2020Jason MoloneyBantamweightWBA (Super), IBF, The RingKO
      Nov 7, 2019^Nonito DonaireBantamweightIBF, The RingUD
      Oct 7, 2018Juan Carlos PayanoBantamweightWBA (Regular)TKO
      Dec 30, 2017Yoan BoyeauxSuper-flyweightWBOTKO
      Sep 9, 2017Antonio NievesSuper-flyweightWBORTD
      May 21, 2017Ricardo RodriguezSuper-flyweightWBOKO
      Dec 30, 2016Kohei KonoSuper-flyweightWBOTKO
      Sep 4, 2016Petchbarngborn KokietgymSuper-flyweightWBOTKO
      May 8, 2016David CarmonaSuper-flyweightWBOUD
      Dec 29, 2015Warlito ParrenasSuper-flyweightWBOTKO
      Sep 5, 2014Samartlek KokietgymLight-flyweightWBCTKO
      + Became undisputed world champion
      ^ Became unified world champion


      Inoue has fought a total of 27 times till today, which includes 22 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 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.

      • 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 KO. 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.

      • December 26, 2023: Inoue becomes the undisputed super-bantamweight world champion by defeating Marlon Tapales via 10th round KO. He now holds the WBC, WBO, WBA (Super), IBF, and The Ring super-bantamweight world-champion belts.

      • May 6, 2024: Inoue successfully defends the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super-bantamweight titles against Luis Nery, winning the fight via 6th round KO.


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