Photos: Naoya Inoue Putting in Hard Work For Year-End Defense

The world super flyweight champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Japan's Naoya Inoue, will be defending his crown for the seventh time when he faces Frenchman Yoan Boyeaux in the main event of a card which will take place next Saturday at the Bunka. Gym in Yokohama, Japan. The fight is organized by Ohashi Promotions, and tops a Japanese television broadcast. Photos by Naoki Fukada.

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The boxer known as the "Monster" Inoue is one of the best 115 pound fighters in the world.

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Inoue is a solid fighter who comes to impress with a solid performance against Antonio Nieves, which took place on September 9 on the billboard "SuperFly" which was broadcast by HBO and took place in Carson, California, United States.

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That fight was Inoue's debut on American soil, but he took this third commitment of 2017 before the year closes out, to stay active and further himself as the star of Japanese boxing.

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Inoue, 24 years old, was already a World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight champion, and has a record of 14-0, with 12 knockouts. He won the WBO super flyweight title in December 2014, by crushing Argentina's Omar Narvaez. Since then, he has accumulated successful defenses over Warlito Parrenas, David Carmona, Karoon Jarupianlerd, Kohei Kono, Ricardo Rodriguez and Nieves.

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Possibly in 2018, Inoue will do some fighting in the United States, but before that he will have to fulfill this commitment against the Frenchman Boyeaux, who arrived over the weekend in Japan.

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The 29-year-old Boyeaux has a record of 41-4, with 26 knockouts. His last defeat that he suffered was in January 2012, but since then he's had has a total of 31 victories.

This year he had only one victory over Mishiko Shubitidze, but he is at a good moment in his career. As an interesting fact, Boyeaux suffered the first defeat of his career against former world champion Carl Frampton, in just his third professional bout.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Stynpine on 12-26-2017

[QUOTE=Thraxox;18361917]The hell are you talking about, Ancajas has been vocal to fight Inoue. Inoue disappointed me, I was expecting him to fight Cuadras but instead has taken another weak ass opponent. Inoue is even afraid to fight Rungvisai![/QUOTE] Actually, it's…

Comment by Thraxox on 12-26-2017

[QUOTE=Stynpine;18361853]This is likely to be Inoue's last fight at super flyweight. He is outgrowing the division and the other top fighters either don't want to fight him (Yafai, Ancajas), or are too busy (Rungvisai, Estrada, Cuadras). Inoue wanted a unification,…

Comment by Switch Hitter93 on 12-26-2017

Are super flyweights not worthy of being in "beastmode" boxingscene?

Comment by Stynpine on 12-26-2017

This is likely to be Inoue's last fight at super flyweight. He is outgrowing the division and the other top fighters either don't want to fight him (Yafai, Ancajas), or are too busy (Rungvisai, Estrada, Cuadras). Inoue wanted a unification,…

Comment by chepboxingking on 12-26-2017

[QUOTE=Boxing42;18361496]lol you just took away his only excuse for that robbery, but he's agenda driven so he won't change his mind[/QUOTE] Lol I'm assuming he's Japanese, or at the very least Asian with such a stupid, bias comment like that

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