The previous time that Takuma Inoue shared a card with his older brother resulted in his lone loss as a pro.

A far more favorable result is expected this time around, even with the occasion taking place at the very same venue—Saitama (Japan) Super Arena—where Naoya Inoue shared the ring with Nonito Donaire and Takuma fought on the undercard. Takuma once again appears in supporting capacity, facing countryman Gakuya Furuhashi (28-8-2, 16KOs) in a bout that opens an ESPN+ streamed tripleheader beginning at 5:30 a.m. ET.

 “I’m excited to once again share the card with my brother,” Inoue told “We’ve been training and helping enhance each other.”

The event marks the eleventh time that the Inoue brothers will appear on the same show, but the first since the November 2019 show that will host Tuesday’s card.

“I was also able to train together with Takuma towards June 7th,” Naoya Inoue told “With the help of our families backing us and it’s been nothing but a positive camp for me.”

The younger Inoue (15-1, 3KOs) came up short in his November 2019 WBC bantamweight title consolidation clash with reigning champ Nordine Oubaali on the November 2019 undercard of Naoya’s epic win over Donaire in their WBA/IBF bantamweight title unification match. Three belts are at stake in Tuesday’s rematch, as Donaire (42-6, 28KOs) stopped—and retired—France’s Oubaali in the fourth round last May 29 in Carson, California.

Takuma Inoue has since moved up to junior featherweight, where he has won two straight and where he will remain through at least this fight. Furuhashi enters with an 11-fight unbeaten streak, though with Tuesday’s clash against the 26-year-old Inoue is a considerable step up in competition.

A win by Inoue could leave him in a favorable position to win a title at 122, though he also hasn’t ruled out a return to bantamweight. For now, he’s content with being reunited with Naoya (22-0, 19KOs) and expecting the family to go 2-0 this time around in Saitama.

“Naoya has a talent of seeing the opponent’s strength,” Takuma noted of the three-division champ and highly-rated pound-for-pound entrant. “I think it’ll be more one sided than the last fight.”

As for his own fight, the intention is to parlay it into a bigger opportunity.

“I would like to fight for a world title at super bantam or bantamweight,” insists Inoue.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox