Inoue vs Tapales Running Order Fight Date, UK Time, Undercard, TV Channel, Ring Walks And MORE

Inoue vs Tapales Running Order Fight Date, UK Time, Undercard, TV Channel, Ring Walks And MORE

  • Naoya Inoue Looks To Become A Two-Division Undisputed Champion In Japan
  • Inoue Stopped Fulton In 7 Rounds In July & Now Faces Unified Champ Tapales
  • All The Details For Inoue vs Tapales As The Boxing Year Closes On The P4P #2

The WBC/WBO champion Naoya Inoue clashes with WBA/IBF titleist Marlon Tapales in a four-belt unification fight to establish the undisputed super bantamweight king.

Inoue (25-0, 22 KOs), widely regarded as P4P #2 in world boxing, has already held the undisputed title at the weight below and a win for him on Tuesday, December 26 sees him join Terence Crawford in becoming the second two-weight undisputed champion in the four-belt era of men’s boxing – Oleksandr Usyk will try and become the third on Feb 17 in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia.

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Japan’s Inoue returns to the Ariake Arena in Tokyo where he scored a stunning 8th-round knockout of Stephen Fulton to claim the unified title. Many experts were picking Fulton to give Inoue a hard night’s work, if not beat him, but the ‘Monster’ showed his class with a completely dominant performance just four days before Crawford delivered an equally spectacular win over Errol Spence in Las Vegas.

Tapales has in many ways landed the Golden Ticket as a fight with Inoue comes with huge financial rewards. The Filipino edged a razor-tight win over a stale Murodjon Akhmadaliev to win his two belts in April. The majority are picking Inoue to make quick work of Tapales but we are just days removed from a major upset and Tapales will be hoping to deliver a second on Boxing Day.

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Inoue vs Tapales Undercard, Running Order

  • OPENER: Yoshiki Takei vs. Mario Diaz Maldonado
  • Andy Hiraoka vs. Sebastian Diaz Maldonado
  • Seiya Tsutsumi vs. Kazuki Anaguchi
  • MAIN EVENT: Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales

Inoue vs Tapales UK Time, TV Channel, Main Event Ring Walks

The broadcast is scheduled to begin at 8 am UK time on Sky Sports with main event ring walks expected for 10:55 am UK time.

US fans can catch the card in the early hours of Tuesday morning (3 am ET/12 am PT) on ESPN + with main event ring walks set for 5:55 am ET/2:55 am PT.

By Darshan Desai

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