Naoya Inoue (The Monster) is a Japanese professional boxer. He was born in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan on April 10, 1993. Inoue made his professional boxing debut at the age of 19 against Crison Omayao on October 2, 2012. He is a 3-weight-class world champion. Inoue is 29 years old, he will turn 30 in 6 months and 3 days.
9 years and 8 months into his professional boxing career, Naoya Inoue has fought 23 times with 23 wins and no losses. As of October 2022, Inoue's boxing record stands at 23-0 (20 KOs). In total, he has fought 127 rounds of professional boxing in 23 bouts.
|Total Title Wins||7|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||16|
|Losses via KO||0|
|24||Dec 13, 2022||29||Paul Butler||NA||NA|
|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|
Naoya Inoue started boxing professionally at 19 years of age; he debuted against Crison Omayao on October 2, 2012, and defeated 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. Inoue defeated Hernández via 6th round TKO to become the new light-flyweight champion of the world.
Inoue has won world titles in three different weight classes. His notable victories include wins over Nonito Donaire, Omar Narváez, Jamie McDonnell, Emmanuel Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Payano, Adrián Hernández, and Jason Moloney. For a complete list of Inoue's best performances refer to Naoya Inoue's best fights.
His most recent fight was a bantamweight title unification bout against Filipino boxer Nonito Donaire on June 7, 2022. Inoue won the fight via 2nd round TKO — defending his WBA (Super), IBF, and The Ring titles and winning the WBC title. It's been 4 months since this fight.
Naoya Inoue's next fight is scheduled against English boxer Paul Butler in a undisputed title fight for December 13, 2022 at the Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan. Both the fighters put their bantamweight belts on the line - Inoue brings the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and The Ring belts - Butler brings the WBO belt. For all the details about this fight visit Naoya Inoue vs. Paul Butler.
Naoya Inoue fought for world titles in six fights and won all of them. In total, he has won seven belts in three weight classes: bantamweight (WBA 2x, WBC, IBF, The Ring), light-flyweight (WBC), and super-flyweight (WBO). In his upcoming fight with Paul Butler, he will have a shot at the English's bantamweight WBO title. He is a two-time unified bantamweight world champion.
Inoue has knocked out 20 of his 23 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 87%. Of his total 23 wins, 20 of them have been via KO (87%).
Naoya Inoue is currently undefeated. He hasn't lost a single fight till now and is on a 23-fight win streak.