Title Unification Showdown at the Tokyo Dome: Inoue vs. Nery Promise a White-Hot Fight

Inoue of Japan set to battle Nery for super-bantamweight world championship titles

In May, Mexico’s Luis Nery will face undisputed world super-bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue in a highly anticipated fight at the Tokyo Dome. Known as the “Monster,” Inoue is coming off a victory against Marlon Tapales of the Philippines where he claimed the WBA and IBF titles to add to his WBC and WBO belts. He is only the second boxer to unify all four world titles in two different weight classes, following in the footsteps of Terence Crawford.

This upcoming fight against Nery will mark the first boxing match to take place at the Tokyo Dome since James “Buster” Douglas famously defeated Mike Tyson in 1990. Inoue, with his 26-0 record and 23 knockouts, expressed his motivation to compete at the venue with over 45,000 seating capacity. Nery, with a 35-1 record and 27 KOs, was stripped of his bantamweight world title in 2018 due to weight issues and a failed drug test.

During a Tokyo press conference, Inoue and Nery sat side by side, both acknowledging the challenge ahead of them. Inoue emphasized the need to be at his best against the strong fighter Nery, promising a “white-hot fight” for the fans. Nery, grateful for the opportunity to fight in Japan again, expressed his dedication to training and his desire to deliver an exciting match for the audience. The match between these two accomplished boxers is set to captivate boxing fans around the world with its promise of high-level competition and sportsmanship.

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