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2016-08-28
The Professional Career of Naoya Inoue
On Sunday, September 4, Naoya "Monster" Inoue will be fighting in his eleventh professional bout, in his sixth world title bout, and in his fourth bout as a defending world champion. Having previously gone 2-0 in WBC World light flyweight title contests, Inoue will be making the third defense of his second divisional world title, the WBO World junior bantamweight championship.

What follows are the results of his first ten professional matches and relevant information regarding his eleventh:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012-

Non-title Light Flyweight Bout-
Naoya Inoue (1-0, 1 KO)
KO-4 2:04
Philippines Games & Amusement Board minimumweight champion Crison Omayao (16-5-1, 4 KOs)

Saturday, January 5, 2013-

Non-title Flyweight Bout-
Naoya Inoue (2-0, 2 KOs)
KO-1 1:50
Thai light flyweight champion Ngaoprajan Chuwatana (9-11, 9 KOs as per BoxRec; 10-11, 9 KOs as per FightNews)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013-

Flyweight Bout-
Naoya Inoue (WBC #32 at 108; 3-0, 3 KOs)
TKO-10 1:09
Yuki Sano (WBC #33 at 108; 17-3-4, 12 KOs)
- Both fighters weighed in at 110 1/4.

Sunday, August 25, 2013-

Japanese Light Flyweight Title-
Naoya Inoue (WBC #33; 4-0, 3 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Champion Ryoichi Taguchi (WBA #3, The Ring #8, WBO #11, WBC #24; 18-2-1, 8 KOs)
- Inoue was the JBC's #1 contender for Taguchi's title.
- The scores were 98-92, 98-93, and 97-94.

Friday, December 6, 2013-

Vacant OPBF Light Flyweight Title-
Naoya Inoue (WBA #5, The Ring #9, WBC #9, WBO #15; 5-0, 4 KOs)
TKO-5 2:51
Jerson Mancio (WBC #31; 18-4-3, 9 KOs)

Sunday, April 6, 2014-

WBC World Light Flyweight Title-
Naoya Inoue (WBC #4, WBO #7, The Ring #9; 6-0, 5 KOs)
TKO-6 2:54
Champion Adrian Hernandez (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #4; 29-3-1, 18 KOs)

Friday, September 5, 2014-

WBC World Light Flyweight Title-
Champion Naoya Inoue (Transnational #1, TTR #2, The Ring #4; 7-0, 6 KOs)
TKO-11 1:08
Samartlek Kokietgym (birthname Wittawas Basapean; WBA #9, WBO #12- both at 105; WBC #13 at 108; 17-5, 5 KOs)
- Inoue weighed in at 107 3/4; Kokietgym at 107 1/4.
- Naoya floored the Thai challenger in the fourth and sixth rounds and was landing punishing shot after punishing shot when the referee mercifully stopped the contest in the eleventh round.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014-

WBO World Junior Bantamweight Title-
Naoya Inoue (WBO #8 at 115; Transnational #1, The Ring #3- both at 108; 8-0, 7 KOs)
KO-2 3:01
Champion Omar Narvaez (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; 43-2-2, 23 KOs)
- The 21-year-old Inoue improved to 3-0 in world title bouts.
- Narvaez, 39, who was knocked down four times, fell to a still spectacular 28-2-1 in world title contests.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015-

WBO World Junior Bantamweight Title-
Champion Naoya Inoue (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; Transnational #8 P4P, TTR #19 P4P; 9-0, 8 KOs)
TKO-2 1:20
Warlito Parrenas (WBO #1; 24-7-1, 21 KOs)
- Inoue floored Parrenas twice in the second round.

Sunday, May 8, 2016-

WBO World Junior Bantamweight Title-
Champion Naoya Inoue (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; TTR #9 P4P, Transnational #9 P4P, The Ring #9 P4P; 10-0, 8 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
David Carmona (WBO #1; 20-3-5, 8 KOs)
- Inoue floored Carmona in the 12th round and went on to win by the scores of 118-109, 116-111, and 118-109.

Sunday, September 4, 2016-

WBO World Junior Bantamweight Title-
Champion Naoya Inoue (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; Transnational #10 P4P, TTR #13 P4P; 10-0, 8 KOs)
vs.
Petchbarngborn Kokietgym (birthname Karoon Jarupianlerd; AKA Petchbarngborn Sor Tanapinyo; WBO #1; 38-7-1, 18 KOs)
- Petchbarngborn has held numerous regional titles and owns victories over Wandee Singwancha, Tomoya Kaneshiro, Ardin Diale, Fernando Lumacad, Macrea Gandionco, Tommy Seran, and Nouldy Manakane. He's won his last 16 bouts, 21 of his last 22, and 24 of his last 26.


 
Article By: Ken Pollitt