• Fight Date: Tue, Dec 26, 2023

On Tuesday, December 26 at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan Naoya «Monster» Inoue will meet Marlon «Maranding Nightmare» Tapales for WBC, WBO, IBF and WBA (Super) titles in a 12-round super bantamweight bout.

Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales
Naoya Inoue
Naoya Inoue
Monster
Marlon Tapales
Marlon Tapales
Maranding Nightmare
Country JapanJapan
Zama, Kanagawa, Japan
PhilippinesPhilippines
Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines
Age 30 years 31 years
Pro 11 years 15 years
Height 5′ 5″ (165 cm) 5′ 4″ (163 cm)
Reach 67½″ (171 cm) 65″ (166 cm)
Division super bantamweight
(122 lbs / 55,34 kg)
super bantamweight
(122 lbs / 55,34 kg)
Stance

orthodox

southpaw
Titles
WBC, WBO (super bantamweight)

IBF, WBA (Super) (super bantamweight)
Record 25 - 0 - 0
(22 KOs)
37 - 3 - 0
(19 KOs)
KOs 88% 51%
Inactive 154 days 262 days
Advant.
Naoya Inoue won by knockout (KO) (video).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Tuesday, December 26 at 3:30 a.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

On which TV channel or streaming service can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Naoya Inoue versus Marlon Tapales?

  • To Be Announced

Inoue vs. Tapales Full Fight Highlights

Inoue vs. Tapales Fight Promo

Who fights on Tuesday, December 26?
Fight card subject to change.

Division Fighter #1 Fighter #2 Notes
super bantamweight (122 lbs)Naoya Inoue
(25 - 0 - 0)
Marlon Tapales
(37 - 3 - 0)
WBC World
WBO World
IBF World
WBA (Super) World
bantamweight (118 lbs)Seiya Tsutsumi
(9 - 0 - 2)
Kazuki Anaguchi
(6 - 0 - 0)
Japan Boxing Commission Japanese
flyweight (112 lbs)Kanamu Sakama
(8 - 0 - 0)
John Paul Gabunilas
(10 - 2 - 0)
super bantamweight (122 lbs)Yoshiki Takei
(7 - 0 - 0)
Mario Diaz Maldonado
(21 - 6 - 0)
unknownAndy Hiraoka
(22 - 0 - 0)
Sebastian Diaz Maldonado
(18 - 6 - 1)
featherweight (126 lbs)Suguru Ishikawa
(3 - 5 - 1)
Fuga Uematsu
(1 - 0 - 0)
super featherweight (130 lbs)Rikiya Sato
(debut)
Keisuke Endo
(0 - 2 - 0)
Naoya «Monster» Inoue

Naoya «Monster» Inoue

Naoya Inoue is a Japanese boxer.
As a professional athlete, Inoue has been performing for 11 years and remains unbeaten.

Last fight

The last fight of Naoya Inoue took place on July 25, 2023 against Stephen FultonStephen Fulton (21 - 0 - 0).
Inoue won by technical knockout (TKO).

Naoya Inoue vs. Stephen Fulton 

Naoya Inoue's last fight

Naoya Inoue vs. Stephen Fulton Full Fight Highlights

First world title

On April 6, 2014 Naoya Inoue became the WBC light flyweight champion.
The Japanese defeated world champion Adrian Hernandez.

And the new...

WBC World champion Naoya Inoue

WBC World champion Naoya Inoue

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 25
  • Wins: 25
  • Wins by KO: 22
  • Wins by dec: 3
  • Losses: 0
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Naoya Inoue have?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2023-12-26 Marlon Tapales
(37 - 3 - 0)
Win
KO
IBF World Super Bantamweight
WBA (Super) World Super Bantamweight
WBC World Super Bantamweight
WBO World Super Bantamweight
2023-07-25 Stephen Fulton
(21 - 0 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBC World Super Bantamweight
WBO World Super Bantamweight
2022-12-13 Paul Butler
(34 - 2 - 0)
Win
KO
IBF World Bantamweight
WBA (Super) World Bantamweight
WBC World Bantamweight
WBO World Bantamweight
2022-06-07 Nonito Donaire
(42 - 6 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF World Bantamweight
WBA (Super) World Bantamweight
WBC World Bantamweight
2021-12-14 Aran Dipaen
(12 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF World Bantamweight
WBA (Super) World Bantamweight
2021-06-19 Michael Dasmarinas
(30 - 2 - 1)
Win
KO
IBF World Bantamweight
WBA (Super) World Bantamweight
2020-10-31 Jason Moloney
(21 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
IBF World Bantamweight
WBA (Super) World Bantamweight
2019-11-07 Nonito Donaire
(40 - 5 - 0)
Win
UD
IBF World Bantamweight
WBA (Super) World Bantamweight
2019-05-18 Emmanuel Rodriguez
(19 - 0 - 0)
Win
KO
IBF World Bantamweight
2018-10-07 Juan Carlos Payano
(20 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
WBA World Bantamweight
2018-05-25 Jamie McDonnell
(29 - 2 - 1)
Win
TKO
WBA World Bantamweight
2017-12-30 Yoan Boyeaux
(41 - 4 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBO World Super Flyweight
2017-09-09 Antonio Nieves
(17 - 1 - 2)
Win
RTD
WBO World Super Flyweight
2017-05-21 Ricardo Rodriguez
(16 - 3 - 0)
Win
KO
WBO World Super Flyweight
2016-12-30 Kohei Kono
(32 - 9 - 1)
Win
TKO
WBO World Super Flyweight
2016-09-04 Karoon Jarupianlerd
(35 - 7 - 0)
Win
KO
WBO World Super Flyweight
2016-05-08 David Carmona
(20 - 3 - 5)
Win
UD
WBO World Super Flyweight
2015-12-29 Warlito Parrenas
(24 - 6 - 1)
Win
TKO
WBO World Super Flyweight
2014-12-30 Omar Andres Narvaez
(43 - 1 - 2)
Win
KO
WBO World Super Flyweight
2014-09-05 Wittawas Basapean
(17 - 4 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBC World Light Flyweight
2014-04-06 Adrian Hernandez
(29 - 2 - 1)
Win
TKO
WBC World Light Flyweight
2013-12-06 Jerson Mancio
(18 - 3 - 3)
Win
TKO
Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation Light Flyweight (vacant)
2013-08-25 Ryoichi Taguchi
(18 - 1 - 1)
Win
UD
Japan Boxing Commission Japanese Light Flyweight
2013-04-16 Yuki Sano
(17 - 2 - 4)
Win
TKO
2013-01-05 Bunnam Thammakhun
(9 - 10 - 0)
Win
KO
2012-10-02 Crison Omayao
(16 - 4 - 1)
Win
KO

All Naoya Inoue's losses

Naoya Inoue remains undefeated as a professional boxer.

Naoya «Monster» Inoue Highlights

Marlon «Maranding Nightmare» Tapales

Marlon «Maranding Nightmare» Tapales

Marlon Tapales is a Filipino boxer.
As a professional athlete, Tapales has been performing for 15 years.

Last fight

The last fight of Marlon Tapales took place on April 8, 2023 against Murodjon AkhmadalievMurodjon Akhmadaliev (11 - 0 - 0).
Tapales won by split-decision (SD).

Marlon Tapales vs. Murodjon Akhmadaliev 

Marlon Tapales's last fight

Marlon Tapales vs. Murodjon Akhmadaliev Full Fight Highlights

First world title

On July 27, 2016 Marlon Tapales became the WBO bantamweight champion.
The Filipino defeated world champion Panya Uthok.

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 40
  • Wins: 37
  • Wins by KO: 19
  • Wins by dec: 18
  • Losses: 3
  • Losses by KO: 2
  • Losses by dec: 1
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Marlon Tapales have?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2023-12-26 Naoya Inoue
(25 - 0 - 0)
Loss
KO
IBF World Super Bantamweight
WBA (Super) World Super Bantamweight
WBC World Super Bantamweight
WBO World Super Bantamweight
2023-04-08 Murodjon Akhmadaliev
(11 - 0 - 0)
Win
SD
IBF World Super Bantamweight
WBA (Super) World Super Bantamweight
2022-05-14 Jose Estrella
(23 - 18 - 1)
Win
KO
2021-12-11 Hiroaki Teshigawara
(22 - 2 - 2)
Win
KO
2020-11-21 Eden Sonsona
(36 - 12 - 2)
Win
TKO
2019-12-07 Ryosuke Iwasa
(26 - 3 - 0)
Loss
TKO
IBF Interim World Super Bantamweight
2019-06-01 Roberto Castaneda
(23 - 11 - 2)
Win
KO
2019-02-16 Fernando Vargas Parra
(34 - 14 - 3)
Win
RTD
2018-09-30 Goodluck Mrema
(22 - 3 - 0)
Win
KO
2017-04-23 Shohei Omori
(18 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBO World Bantamweight (vacant)
2016-07-27 Panya Uthok
(52 - 3 - 0)
Win
KO
WBO World Bantamweight
2015-12-16 Shohei Omori
(15 - 0 - 0)
Win
TKO
2015-01-31 Jecker Buhawe
(16 - 10 - 1)
Win
KO
2014-06-28 Fadhili Majiha
(15 - 3 - 4)
Win
UD
WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight
2014-04-13 Hayato Kimura
(21 - 5 - 0)
Win
TD
2014-02-08 Galih Susanto
(7 - 3 - 0)
Win
UD
2013-08-01 Fredirex Rodriguez
(11 - 2 - 1)
Win
UD
WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight (vacant)
2013-05-26 Ruben Manakane
(12 - 9 - 0)
Win
TKO
2013-02-23 David Sanchez
(19 - 2 - 2)
Loss
MD
2012-10-20 Rasmanudin
(15 - 2 - 2)
Win
KO
2011-11-17 Rex Olisa
(7 - 11 - 1)
Win
TKO
2011-10-09 Martin Mubiru
(8 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD
2011-06-25 Manot Comput
(3 - 2 - 0)
Win
KO
2011-05-06 Alejandro Solorio
(4 - 4 - 0)
Win
MD
2011-02-06 Charlie Cabilla
(10 - 5 - 4)
Win
KO
2010-11-05 Rey Megrino
(12 - 14 - 2)
Win
UD
2010-10-06 Richard Olisa
(22 - 12 - 2)
Win
UD
2010-06-12 Charlie Cabilla
(9 - 3 - 2)
Win
UD
Philippine Games & Amusements Board Philippino Light Flyweight
2010-04-09 Warlito Parrenas
(11 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
Philippine Games & Amusements Board Philippino Light Flyweight (vacant)
2010-01-23 Randy Petalcorin
(5 - 0 - 0)
Win
TKO
2009-11-08 Armando de la Cruz
(23 - 11 - 3)
Win
UD
2009-08-29 Jerson Mancio
(7 - 0 - 1)
Win
UD
2009-05-30 Brix Ray
(8 - 6 - 2)
Loss
RTD
Philippines Boxing Federation Flyweight
2009-04-19 Michael Rodriguez
(7 - 16 - 0)
Win
UD
2009-03-25 Rodel Tejares
(12 - 11 - 3)
Win
UD
2009-01-15 Ryan Tampus
(5 - 1 - 0)
Win
UD
2008-12-27 Charlie Lamila
(1 - 5 - 0)
Win
TKO
2008-11-19 Freddie Martinez
(3 - 0 - 0)
Win
UD
2008-09-20 Jherom Tuyor
(1 - 0 - 0)
Win
UD
2008-08-23 Sherwin McDo Lungay
(0 - 2 - 0)
Win
MD
2008-07-18 Nestor Gamolo
(debut)
Win
TKO

All Marlon Tapales's losses

Who all beat Marlon Tapales?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2023-12-26 Naoya Inoue
(25 - 0 - 0)
Loss
KO
IBF World Super Bantamweight
WBA (Super) World Super Bantamweight
WBC World Super Bantamweight
WBO World Super Bantamweight
2019-12-07 Ryosuke Iwasa
(26 - 3 - 0)
Loss
TKO
IBF Interim World Super Bantamweight
2013-02-23 David Sanchez
(19 - 2 - 2)
Loss
MD
2009-05-30 Brix Ray
(8 - 6 - 2)
Loss
RTD
Philippines Boxing Federation Flyweight

Marlon «Maranding Nightmare» Tapales Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Favorite
    Inoue to win: 1/3
  • Underdog
    Tapales to win: 3/1

Prediction

Sergey Loktev
Who will win: Inoue or Tapales?

Inoue and Tapales are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the boxers will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Naoya Inoue will win by technical knockout.

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