Naoya Inoue is a Japanese professional boxer. He is a three-division world champion and the former undisputed bantamweight world champion, having held the WBA (Super), IBF, Ring magazine titles between 2019 and January 2023. In August 2022, Naoya is ranked as the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound, by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB), second by The Ring, the Boxing Writers Association of America and ESPN, and seventh by BoxRec.
Light-Flyweight, Super-Flyweight, Bantamweight, Super-Bantamweight
Birthday / Date of Birth
Naoya Inoue was born on the 10th of April 1993, in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kantō, Honshu, Japan.
He’s currently 29 years old.
He is of Japanese descent.
His educational qualifications are unknown.
- Father – Shingo Inoue
- Mother – Miho Inoue
- Siblings – Takuma Inoue (Younger Brother) (Professional Boxer), Haruka Inoue (Sister)
Girlfriend / Spouse
Naoya Inoue has dated –
- In December 2015, Naoya reportedly married his high school sweetheart . The couple has 2 children together – a son (b. 2017) and a daughter (b. 2019).
- In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
- In centimeters – 165 cm
- In meters – 1.65 m
- In Kilograms – 55 kg
- In Pounds – 121 lbs
He wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.
Naoya became known for his timing, punching power, and body shots, having a knockout ratio of 88%. As of August 2022, he is ranked as the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound, by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB), second by The Ring, the Boxing Writers Association of America and ESPN, and seventh by BoxRec. He is also ranked as the best bantamweight by The Ring, TBRB, ESPN, and BoxRec. He is the only Japanese fighter in history to be ranked #1 pound for pound by The Ring.
Naoya Inoue Net worth
Naoya Inoue has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2023.
Social Media Profiles
- Instagram – naoyainoue_410
- Twitter – Naoya Inoue
Some Lesser Known Facts About Naoya Inoue
- In 2009, Naoya pulled off two wins through the Japanese Interscholastic Athletic Meeting and the Japanese Junior National Championships..
- In 2010, he took the bronze medal in the Asian Youth Championships in Tehran, Iran, and won the Japanese Junior Selection Tournament.
- He also finished in 2nd place at the Japanese National Championships.
- In July 2011, Naoya clinched the ‘Gold’ medal at the 21st edition of the President’s Cup, held in Jakarta, Indonesia. He also won the Japanese Interscholastic Athletic Meeting that year.
- On 25 August 2013, Inoue captured the Japanese light flyweight title from the WBA’s number three-ranked contender IBF, future WBA, and Ring magazine light flyweight winner, Ryoichi Taguchi.
- In November 2014, he vacated his light flyweight title in order to challenge WBO junior bantamweight title-holder Omar Andrés Narváez (43–1–2, 23 KOs).
- In December 2017, Inoue stated that he moved to bantamweight in the future but he would pursue to unify titles against another junior bantamweight titleholder.
- In 2019, Naoya was included in Forbes magazine’s list of ’30 Under 30 in Asia’ in the ‘Entertainment & Sports’ category.
- On 7 June 2022, Inoue made his fourth title defense as a unified bantamweight champion in a title unification bout with the reigning WBC champion Nonito Donaire at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
- In August 2022, he was ranked the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound, by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board; 2nd-best by The Ring, the Boxing Writers Association of America, and ESPN; and 7th by boxrec.com.
- Naoya was also ranked as the best bantamweight by The Ring, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, ESPN, and boxrec.com.
- On January 18, 2023, Inoue had entered into negotiations with the unified super bantamweight world champion Stephen Fulton.