Naoya Inoue 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements
Naoya Inoue is a Japanese professional boxer who is a three-division world champion. He fights in the bantamweight division and is a unified champion. Previously, he has held titles in the light-bantamweight and light-flyweight divisions.
He is a pound-for-pound star who sits #2 on TBRB and the Ring Magazine’s P4P list, while coming in at #3 on ESPN’s list as of February 2021. Moreover, he ranks as the champion on the Ring Magazine list and is #1 on the TBRB, and ESPN’s list of bantamweights.
He goes by the nickname, ‘Monster’.
Inoue got into boxing at the early age of 5 because of his father’s interest in the sport. However, as a child, Inoue took up soccer. He eventually made the switch to boxing and enjoyed a lot of success.
His amateur career included 75 victories and only 6 losses. Moreover, 48 of the victories were knockouts. He even picked up the Gold Medal in the 2011 President’s cup, while falling short at the last hurdle in the 2012 Asian Games Qualifiers.
As a professional, Inoue has fought across multiple weight classes and picked up world titles in 3. His first taste of world championship came in 2014 when he beat Adrian Hernandez for the WBC light-flyweight title. In the same year, he added the WBO super-flyweight title, beating Omar Andres Narvaez.
Later, in 2018, Inoue won the WBA Bantamweight title beating Jamie McDonnell. He then unified the division a year later, beating Emmanuel Rodriguez to add the IBF title.
2021 promises to be an exciting year for Inoue as he plans to kick-start his career in America. He took the first step in doing so when he beat Jason Moloney in his debut fight in the USA.
Naoya Inoue: Record
The Japanese fighter has a perfect record of 20-0. 17 of these have come through knockouts, which gives the talented fighter an 85% knockout rate. This is a testament to Inoue's abilities, as he is renowned for his frightening power in the division.
Other than his title fights, Inoue has also had one other high-profile fight against multi-weight world champion Nonito Donaire. He won the WBA (super) bantamweight title in this fight.
However, 2021 could provide Inoue a chance to chase bigger names in the lighter divisions of the sport.
Naoya Inoue: Foundation and charity
In February 2021, the Asian superstar took part in a charity boxing event that featured several other boxers. The charity event aimed at raising funds for different charitable causes across Asia.
Naoya Inoue: Net Worth 2021
According to CelebsAgeWiki, the champion has an estimated net worth ranging from $1 million to $5 million. The primary source of his income is his boxing career. However, there is not much information about the breakdown of his earnings.
If the super-star boxer is to fight more often in the USA, this value will go much higher throughout 2021.
Naoya Inoue: Endorsements 2021
The superstar boxer has a sponsorship deal with SIXPAD, a company that manufactures specialized boxing and exercise gear.
He also has a deal with Winning Japan boxing gloves as seen by the company’s social media. However, these are just two of the many endorsement deals Inoue has in his hometown.
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How to contact Naoya Inoue?
|Address/Residence||Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Endorsement||SIXPAD, WINNING Japan|
|Net Worth||$1 million-$5 million|
|Achievements||Current WBA and IBF Bantamweight champion.|
Former WBO super-flyweight champion, WBC light-flyweight champion, OPBF light-flyweight title, Japanese light-flyweight champion.
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