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Naoya Inoue Q&A – Part 2: Three fights in 2024, featherweight in 2025, appealing to American fans, fighting in the U.S.

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13
Feb

Naoya Inoue Q&A – Part 2: Three fights in 2024, featherweight in 2025, appealing to American fans, fighting in the U.S.

Daisuke Sugiura sat down with Naoya Inoue to discuss his eventual move to featherweight, his ceiling in terms of weight climbing, his interest in boxing beyond his own career, and his desire to “crossover” with the American boxing public, among other subjects.

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05
Jan

Naoya Inoue is The Ring’s 2023 Fighter of the Year

Naoya Inoue has won Ring Magazine’s prestigious Fighter of the Year award for his 2023 campaign which saw the 30-year-old boxer-puncher soundly defeat then-undefeated WBC/WBO 122-pound titleholder Stephen Fulton in July and WBA/IBF 122-pound beltholder Marlon Tapales in December to earn The Ring’s vacant junior featherweight title and undisputed champion status.

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26
Dec

Naoya Inoue KOs Marlon Tapales in 10, wins undisputed 122-pound championship

Naoya Inoue stopped Marlon Taples in the 10th round of their undisputed 122-pound championship, and won the vacant Ring Magazine title.

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15
Dec

Junto Nakatani to challenge Alejandro Santiago for WBC bantamweight title

Former two-division titleholder Junto Nakatani will step up to bantamweight to challenge Alejandro Santiago for the WBC title at the...

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05
Aug

Kameda Promotions wins Pradabsri-Shigeoka WBC minimumweight purse bid

The purse bid for the WBC 105-pound title bout between mandatory challenger Yudai Shigeoka and WBC minimumweight beltholder Panya Pradabsri...

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23
Jul

Stephen Fulton-Naoya Inoue weigh-in results and photos

Stephen Fulton and Naoya Inoue met face-to-face at the weigh-in for their anticipated junior featherweight showdown.

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19
Jul

Kenshiro Teraji to defend 108-pound championship versus Hekkie Budler, September 18

On September 18, The Ring Magazine 108-pound champion Kenshiro Teraji will face Hekkie Budler in Tokyo, Japan.

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15
Jul

Naoya Inoue, Stephen Fulton shake out for Japanese media ahead of July 25 clash

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - Former undisputed bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue participated in a brief media workout at the Ohashi Gym on...

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29
May

Best I Faced: Kuniaki Shibata

THE TWO-DIVISION RING CHAMPION LOOKS BACK AT HIS TOUGHEST OPPONENTS Kuniaki Shibata, the middle child of three, was born in Hitachi, Japan, on...

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09
Apr

With Daniel Valladares in his sights, Ginjiro Shigeoka faces Rene Mark Cuarto, Sunday

On Sunday, unbeaten strawweight contender Ginjiro Shigeoka will face Rene Mark Cuarto, hoping to parlay a win in a rematch versus titlist Daniel Valladares.

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