Naoya Inoue vs Marlon Tapales undisputed super-bantamweight world title fight on December 26 plus new date set for Joshua Buatsi vs Dan Azeez. On January 20, live on Sky Sports from Liverpool, Natasha Jonas will defend her IBF welterweight world title against American sensation Mikaela Mayer.
Additionally, the December 26 undisputed super-bantamweight match between Naoya Inoue vs Marlon Tapales as well as the February 3 all-British bout between Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez will be shown on Sky Sports.
These bouts are a part of Sky Sports’ thrilling boxing schedule. Elite fighters Shakur Stevenson and Emanuel Navarrete are vying for world crowns in the wee hours of Friday morning in Las Vegas, while Tyler Denny and Adam Azim are vying for European titles in Wolverhampton on Saturday.
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At the Ariake Arena in Tokyo Japan, the IBF and WBA champion “Monster” Inoue (25-0, 22 KOs) is the clear favourite in this fight. Fans are not expecting the match-up they want to see from Inoue, but it should be an interesting fight outright destroying Stephen Fulton Jr in July.
They hope that Inoue will advance to featherweight and challenge WBO champion Robeisy Ramirez in the upcoming year. It will be simple to make because both men are signed to Top Rank. When Inoue faces two-time Olympic gold medallist Robeisy next year he might find that he’s up against his match, but it wouldn’t be dishonourable to lose to him.
The main contender for the WBO belt at cruiserweight Richard Riakporhe will square off against Dylan Bregeon on November 18th.
In April of last year, Tapales (37-3, 19 KOs) upset champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev by winning a twelve-round split decision. This resulted in Tapales being awarded the WBC and WBO 122-pound titles.
Naoya Inoue vs Marlon Tapales fight card
- Naoya Inoue vs Marlon Tapales, 12 rounds, super bantamweight
- Seiya Tsutsumi vs Kazuki Anaguchi, 10 rounds, bantamweight
- Kanamu Sakama vs John Paul Gabunilas, 8 rounds, flyweight
- Yoshiki Takei vs Mario Diaz Maldonado, 8 rounds, super bantamweight
- Andy Hiraoka vs Sebastian Diaz Maldonado, 8 rounds, lightweight
Upcoming month on Sky On Sunday December 10, Chris Billam-Smith will defend the WBO cruiserweight world title in Bournemouth and on January 14, Callum Smith will go up against Artur Beterbiev in Quebec City for the unified light-heavyweight title.
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After knocking out Paul Butler in the previous year Inoue—possibly the greatest fighter in the world right now—became the undisputed bantamweight champion.
He defeated Stephen Fulton in his Super-Bantam debut to win the combined WBC and WBO titles.
Now, on December 26 in Tokyo, the Monster hopes to defeat WBA and IBF champion Tapales and become the undisputed champion at two weights.
With each performance, the amazing Naoya Inoue leaves audiences in awe. Bob Arum, the chairman of Top Rank stated We are watching a legendary fighter in the prime of his career.
On December 26, ‘The Monster’ will face off against Marlon Tapales, a tough and formidable Filipino champion in a very difficult task, but I have no doubts that he will fly through this test.
On January 20, American sensation Mayer will step up to welterweight and take on IBF world champion Jonas at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena. On the undercard, British and Commonwealth champion Jack Cullen will face Zak Chelli.
After winning three belts in the super-welterweight division last year, Jonas dropped to 147 pounds in July and defeated Kandi Wyatt to win two world titles.