Naoya Inoue, planning multiple fights in 2024, with a focus on a major event in Saudi Arabia.

P4P #1 Naoya Inoue Planning 3 Fights In 2024, Saudi Arabian Approach Revealed

  • Naoya Inoue Stopped Marlon Tapales In Ten Rounds To Win The Undisputed Title
  • The Japanese P4P #1 Plans To Fight Three Times In 2024 At The Super Bantamweight Limit
  • Nery, Akhmadaliev 2 Of The Names In The Mix With Saudi and Tokyo Possible Locations

Naoya Inoue became only the second man to win undisputed world titles in two weight classes when he took out Marlon Tapales in ten rounds on Tuesday.

Just over a year earlier, Inoue halted Brtain’s Paul Butler in 11 rounds to unify the four titles at the weight below; Bantamweight.

Fans had thought the P4P #1 would now target Featherweight titles but the four-division champion plans to campaign at 122 for the next year at least and face some of the challenges the division has to offer.

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Naoya Inoue Reveals Luis Nery Fight Planned Next

Mexico’s Luis Nery is the WBC’s mandatory challenger and is expected to be Inoue’s next opponent in a fight planned for May.

Hideyuki Ohashi, the lead promoter for the Japanese superstar, revealed that more than 100,000 people registered for the opportunity to purchase tickets for his fight with Tapales with almost 90% missing out, so a venue upgrade is in the works.

Inoue’s last few fights have all taken place at the 12,000-capacity Ariake Arena but his next fight is expected to land at the 55,000-capacity Tokyo Dome – a venue which hasn’t hosted boxing since Buster Douglas’ astonishing 1990 upset of Mike Tyson.

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Inoue Hopes For 3 Fights In 2024 Including Saudi

The 30-year-old hopes to fight six times over the next two years, three times in 2024 and 2025 starting with Nery in May.

Saudi Arabia is interested in hosting his second fight of 2024, which is expected to be against his WBA mandatory challenger Murodjon Akhmadaliev in September.

John Riel Casimero could be the pick for his December opponent, Inoue revealed, with Australia’s Sam Goodman also expected to be in the mix.

Naoya Inoue Press Conference Source: Sanspo

By Darshan Desai

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