Naoya Inoue is a Japanese professional boxer. He is a three-division world champion and currently a unified bantamweight world champion, having held the WBA (Super), IBF, Ring magazine titles since 2019, and the WBC title since June 2022.

During the 2009 season, Inoue won both the Japanese Interscholastic Athletic Meeting and the Junior National Championships. At the Asian Youth Championships in Tehran, Iran, he earned bronze, and he also won the Japanese Junior Selection Tournament in 2010.

Naoya Inoue and his father, Singo Inoue
Naoya Inoue and his father, Singo Inoue

As part of AIBA’s Youth World Championships, he was defeated in the third preliminary round by Yosvany Veita. During the same year, he finished as Japan’s runner-up at the national championships in Tokyo.

He won the 21st President’s Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia, in July 2011. The next year, he took first place in the Japanese Interscholastic Athletic Meeting.

Azerbaijan’s Heydar Aliyev Sports and Exhibition Complex in Baku hosted the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships, where he lost in the third round to Yosvany Veita, and the 2012 Asian Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament in Astana, where he lost to Birzhan Zhakypov. He has a 75–6 amateur record (48 KOs and RSCs).

Naoya Inoue Parents: Meet Miho Inoue & Shingo Inoue

Professional boxer Naoya Inoue was born to his parents Miho Inoue (mother) and Shingo Inoue (father). His father, Shingo Inoue, has been a major influence in his life, but as a professional boxer, he takes the spotlight.


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