Naoya Inoue is a Japanese professional boxer. At present, he is a unified bantamweight world champion, having held the WBA (Super), IBF, and Ring magazine titles since 2019. Here, you can read about his net worth, earnings, age, height, wife, and recent news.
Inoue started learning boxing back in elementary school. He won the Japanese Interscholastic Athletic Meeting and the Japanese Junior National Championships in 2009.
The infamous boxer debuted as an amateur back in 2010, in his home country. The same year, he took the bronze medal in the Asian Youth Championships. Following that he won the Japanese Junior Selection Tournament. He also finished second place at the Japanese National Championships in the same year.
In July 2011, he took the gold medal in the 21st President’s Cup. The boxer subsequently won first place in the Japanese Interscholastic Athletic Meeting that year. His amateur record was 75–6 (48 KOs).
The “Monster” named athlete shifted to the pro scene in 2012, only two years after beginning his amateur career. His 10 years long professional career is full of wins as a result of his gifted talent and hard work. With 22 wins (19 KOs) he is one of the most feared opponents in his division.
Some of his most significant fights were against Adrián Hernández, Ricardo Rodriguez, Yoan Boyeaux, and Jamie McDonnell. Each of these fights he finished with a KO using his pinpoint precision and hard-hitting punches. His most notorious match would be against Juan Carlos Payano, which this Japanese monster ended with TKO, only in 60seconds.
Inoue previously held the WBO junior-bantamweight title from 2014 to 2018, and the WBC light-flyweight title in 2014. Coming June 7, 2022, He will defend his 2 yearlong titles of WBA (Super), IBF and The Ring bantamweight while targeting for WBC bantamweight title against his Filipino rival Nonito Donaire II.
Naoya Inoue Personal Details:
|Full Name||Inoue Naoya|
|Nickname||Kaibutsu / The Monster|
|Born||10 April 1993|
|Debut||02 October 2012|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
|Birthplace||Zama, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Residence||Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Father name||Shingo Inoue|
|Mother name||Miho Inoue|
The Japanese boxer was born on April 10, 1993. In 2022, he turned 29 years old.
His height is 5 feet 5 inches or 165cm. Because of his skillful power shots, guard crushes, polished footwork and calculated counters, his short height doesn’t provide any problem.
Fans and peers call this notorious Japanese athlete “The Monster” due to his incredible punching power and relentless body attack.
Naoya Inoue’s Net Worth and Salary:
In 2022, Naoya Inoue’s net worth is over $5 million. Back in 2018, Inoue’s pay per fight was $500,000 which increased to $1 million against Nonito Donaire. Again in 2019, his payment increased to $1.5 million.
If the dominating boxer is to fight more often in the USA, his value will only go higher throughout 2022.
Inoue is married to his high school classmate Sakiya. According to Japanese sources, they got married back on December 1, 2015, when Inoue was only 22 years old. They have been together since and share three children together.
Recent News About Naoya Inoue:
Back in 2019, Inoue faced Nonito Donaire and snatched his WBA (Super) bantamweight title. In Kaibutsu’s next face-off match against the Filipino Flash, he is going to defend that title while looking for an opportunity to again snatch the WBC bantamweight title.
The bout is expected to be held on Jun 7, 2022, at Super Arena, Saitama in Japan. It will be featured live exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.