Naoya Inoue vs Marlon Tapales: Time, date, fight cards, and how to watch undisputed world title fight live

Naoya Inoue had carved himself a name for himself in the boxing world. Despite being in the lower weight class, Inoue is renowned for his punching power, speed, and technical proficiency. Inoue, a four-division champion, now looks to become the undisputed champion with a victory over fellow unified super bantamweight champion, Marlon Tapales.

Tapales, a former WBO bantamweight champion, became the unified super bantamweight champion with a victory over then-undefeated 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Kazhakstan’s Murodjon Akhmadaliev. The victory got him the WBA and IBF belts.

Naoya Inoue vs Marlon Tapales schedule & fight cards?

The boxing community is in for a treat at Tokoy’a Araike Arena as Japanese phenom Naoya Inoue takes on Filipino slugger Marlon Taples in a fight that crowns the undisputed champion in the super bantamweight/junior featherweight division. The matchup is billed as a clash between the explosive power of Inou against the experienced slugging of Tapales.

Inoue, with a string of knockout victories over Nonito Donaire, Omar Narvaez, Jamie McDonnell, Juan Carlos Payano, and Emmanuel Rodriguez to name a few has already cemented his status as one of the best power punchers in modern-day boxing. Inoue has a record of 25 wins in 25 fights with 22 coming via knockouts.

Marlon Tapales is a resilient fighter as evidenced by his bouncing back from defeats in his career. Pungluang Sor Singyu and Murodjon Akhmadaliev are the high-profile boxers that Tapales defeated in his career with the win over the latter getting him IBF and WBA titles. Tapales has a fight record of 37 wins and 3 losses with 19 victories by KO.

Seiya Tsutsumi vs. Kazuki Anaguchi in the bantamweight division is the co-main event of the fight card. Other fights on the undercard are Kanamu Sakama vs. John Paul Gabunilas at flyweight, Yoshiki Take vs. Mario Diaz Maldonado at super bantamweight, Andy Hiraoka vs. Sebastian Diaz Maldonado at super lightweight, Suguru Ishikawa vs. Fuga Uematsu at featherweight, and Rikiya Sato vs. Keisuke Endo super featherweight

How to watch Naoya Inoue vs Marlon Tapales live?

Naoya Inoue is the favorite against Marlon Tapales with the betting odds overwhelmingly in favor of Inoue winning. However, Tapales has been knocked out only once in his career and could make a compelling contest with his resiliency. Tapales is the fighter Inoue called out after his stunning knockout of Stephen Fulton.

The Naoya Inoue vs Marlon Tapales fight has the potential to shape the legacy of both fighters. With Inoue moving up weight classes, a bout with fellow power puncher Gervonta Davis is much anticipated by the boxing community. Floyd Mayweather has already stated that Davis’s pound-for-pound status against Inoue is hindered due to his affiliation with Davis.

Fans can watch the fight on ESPN+ in the United States of America at 3 a.m. ET and on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom at 10 a.m which is 9 PM in Bangladesh Standard Time. Fight fans outside the UK and US can also subscribe to ESPN+ which costs $10.99 excluding taxes.

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