ONE of boxing's most lethal punchers Naoya inoue is back in action as he takes on Aran Dipaen in Tokyo.
The clash is Inoue's second of the year, after he took out Filipino Michael Dasmarinas in three rounds back in the summer.
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Dipaen is a huge underdog and Inoue likely would have bargained for a harder fight, but he'll have to wait until 2022 for bantamweight unification fights.
Inoue holds the WBA and IBF titles at 118lbs, while Nonito Donaire and John Riel Casemiro have the WBC and WBO respectively.
When is Inoue vs Dipaen?
- Inoue vs Dipaen will take place on Tuesday, December 14.
- Ring-walks are expected at around 3pm GMT for fans in the UK.
- The fight is taking place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo.
Is Inoue vs Dipaen on TV in the UK?
- Unfortunately, the fight is not available to watch in the UK, nor will it be shown in the U.S., despite Inoue's affiliation with promoters Top Rank.
- Boxing reporter Dan Rafael wrote on Twitter: "No, there is no U.S. broadcaster for this show. I am told the reason is due to technical issues related to the local promoter's inability to send a proper signal."
Inoue vs Dipaen MAIN CARD
The Inoue vs Dipaen main card will feature SIX fights, including the main event.
- Naoya Inoue vs Aran Dipaen – WBA and IBF bantamweight titles
- Wilfredo Mendez vs Masataka Taniguchi – WBO straweight title
- Kazuhiro Imamura vs Yoshiki Takei – super featherweight
- Takuya vs Toshiya Ishii – super bantamweight
- Yuki Kajitani vs Sho Nagasato – flyweight
- Haruki Takai vs Tail Kamidaki – featherweight
What has been said?
“It’s been two years since I last fought in Japan, so I’m really looking forward to it. Please look forward to it!” said Naoya Inoue on Twitter.
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