The Japanese is currently the tenth-ranked fighter on the "Boxrec" P4P scale. His opponent will be 28-year-old Filipino, Michael Dasmarinas (30-2-1). He is a fighter who suffered his last defeat in 2014, and in the next 13 fights, he recorded 12 wins and one draw.
Such a series of victories provided him with a chance to inflict the first defeat on the Japanese in his professional career. You can watch their fight in the night from Saturday to Sunday, more precisely in the early hours of Sunday.
Naoya Inoue (20-0-0) as many as 17 of his 20 opponents were defeated by knockout. The last time he fought was in the tenth month of this year, and he defeated Australian Jason Moloney by knockout in the seventh round. The Japanese nicknamed "The Monster" thus defended his three belts in the bantamweight category (WBA (Super), IBF and The Ring).
Although the Japanese is one of the scariest knockouters in the lower categories and a fighter of uncompromising style, his behavior outside the ring is the complete opposite.
Naoya Inoue on their fight
He is not a particular supporter of trash talk.
However, the current WBO bantamweight champion, Filipino Jonhriel Casimero, has managed to attract some attention and anger the Japanese. "When the time comes to fight him (Casimero), I will use his trash talk as motivation," Naoya Inoue told BoxingScene.com.
John Riel Casimero (30-4-0) has been obsessed with the fight against "Monster" since 2019 and winning his title. The Filipino also touched the Japanese in September last year after knocking out Duke Micah in the third round.
'' Inoue, you're a monster ('' Monster '')? You are no monster! You're a Japanese turtle! He is afraid of me, but it's his turn! '', Said the confident Casimero at the press conference that followed the mentioned victory against Micah.
Casimero and Inoue were supposed to fight in late April 2020, but the fight was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They both had one fight later that year. If Inoue defeats Dasmarinas and if John Riel Casimero manages to cross the hurdle in August in the form of the great Guillermo Rigondeaux, there is no doubt that the two will finally cross their gloves.
If such a match takes place, we can expect a great fight in which Inoue will do his best to win. Both are maximally motivated and there will certainly be no shortage of good moves