Naoyo Inoue and Stephen Fulton’s battle for the unified WBO and WBC tremendous bantamweight titles has been rescheduled for July 25 at Ariake Enviornment in Tokyo, High Rank confirmed on Wednesday.
The competition was initially set for Could 7 earlier than Inoue suffered an harm throughout coaching which might have delayed the battle.
After changing into the undisputed bantamweight champion, Japanese star Inoue, probably the most formidable punchers in world boxing, is now transferring up a division to face one other undefeated fighter at Fulton in America.
Philadelphia’s Fulton places his WBC and WBO tremendous bantamweight titles on the road towards the pound-for-pound king of Japan.
The showdown pits two of one of the best fighters on the planet towards one another, as Inoue goals to change into simply the fifth Asian boxer to win world titles in 4 weight lessons.
Inoue, 24-0 (21), has gone 19-0 in world title fights with 17 of them by knockout.
His championship run started in 2014 when he knocked out Adrian Hernandez for the WBC light-weight world title.
He then led the tremendous flyweight division with seven title defenses, together with a second-round stoppage towards Omar Narvaez.
At bantamweight, Inoue turned the division’s first undisputed champion in half a century, stopping Emmanuel Rodriguez in two rounds to win the IBF bracelet, outlasting Nonito Donaire in a 2019 Battle of the 12 months so as to add the WBA belt, starching Donaire within the second spherical. of their June 2022 rematch to grab the WBC title and cease then-WBO champion Paul Butler within the eleventh spherical.
Inoue vacated all 4 bantamweight titles to realize 4 kilos for his shot at “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton.
Fulton, 21-0 (8), turned professional in 2014 and beat 5 undefeated prospects in his first 12 fights.
In January 2021, he defeated Angelo Leo to win the WBO tremendous bantamweight world title earlier than including the WBC belt to his assortment 10 months later with a majority choice over then-undefeated Brandon Figueroa.
Fulton defended each titles final June with a one-sided unanimous choice over former unified world champion Daniel Roman.
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