Inoue’s Big Performance In Front Of Massive Crowd

Naoya Inoue defeated Luis Nery to retain his Undisputed Super Bantamweight Belt in a sold-out 55,000 arena at the Tokyo Dome. 

Inoue’s stock continues to rise, as the two-weight undisputed champion sold out the arena for the first time since Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas. Douglas shocked the world to stop Tyson in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. Nery was on his way to doing the same. He dropped Inoue in the first round with a counter-left hook. The champion returned the favor in the next round and dropped him three times before securing a sixth-round stoppage. 

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The record crowds prove Inoue does not need to crossover to the US. The Japanese is proving himself to be a cash cow. With all the belts at his disposal, he is the A-side in the divison. He also has crossover appeal, with a huge country backing him. Gervonta Davis described him as his ‘favorite‘ fighter. Inoue has not boxed outside of Japan since 2020, when he stopped Jason Moloney at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. If the arenas continue to sell out, he has no reason to do so. 

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