Naoya Inoue favorite to beat Luis Nery

Naoya Inoue favorite to beat Luis Nery

Another fantastic boxing match to keep you entertained coming up when Naoya Inoue looks to remain the unified super bantamweight division when he faces off against Luis Nery at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

Inoue is one of the most feared punchers in the lower weight divisions with a stunning 88% knockout rate throughout his career, while Nery is looking to become the first person to defeat "The Monster" and add to his own 77% knockout rate in his career.

We'll take a look at the fight and provide you with our best free boxing picks to see if we can earn you some extra cash while you watch two of the best in the world scrap it out.

Naoya Inoue-1500-2000-1600
Luis Nery+800+850+850

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Naoya Inoue vs Luis Nery information

  • Monday, 6 May 2024
  • Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
  • WBC, WBO, WBA (super), IBF Super Bantamweight titles
  • 12 x 3-minute rounds
  • 122-pound weight limit

Naoya Inoue vs Luis Nery odds

  • Naoya Inoue - (-1500)
  • Luis Nery - (+850)

four-weight world champion and one of the best punchers in the sport of boxing and in history, Inoue holds a professional record of 26-0 with 23 knockouts and three decisions.

Inoue has already held world titles at light-flyweight, junior bantamweight, and bantamweight titles and successfully moved up to super-bantamweight in pursuit of history on the back of a five-fight knockout streak, ending the brilliant Stephen Fulton's undefeated run with a stunning knockout.

Most recently he unified the division for the first time ever with a tenth-round knockout win over Marlon Tapales at the back end of 2023.

Jason Moloney, Michael Dasmarinas, Aran Dipaen, Nonito Donaire, and Paul Butler all have stepped into the ring with Inoue since 2020 and failed to go the distance prior to that.

If you want to bet on "The Monster" to maintain his undefeated record once this fight is over, you can get a best price of -1500 meaning you must bet $1500 to see a return of $100.

Nery comes into this bout with a professional record of 35-1 with 27 knockouts and on the back of a four-fight win streak.

His first and only career defeat came via a seventh-round knockout to Brandon Figueroa back in May 2021 as he lost his WBC super bantamweight title, but since then he has gone on a scary run.

A split decision win over Carlos Castro saw him reclaim belts, winning the vacant WBC Silver and WBO inter-continental super bantamweight championships. He then followed that up with three stunning knockout victories, defeating David Carmona in the third round, Azat Hovhannisyan in the 11th round, and then most recently Froilan Saludar in the second round.

If you believe Nery can get the job done you can bet on him to win at a best price of +850, meaning you'll win $850 for every $100 you stake.

Naoya Inoue to beat Luis Nery

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Naoya Inoue vs Luis Nery preview

This is going to be an explosive fight between two super-powerful punchers in the 122-pound super bantamweight division.

For Inoue, it's business as usual. He will use his jab and his tremendous body attacks to wear his opponent down and open up opportunities for head strikes to land later in the rounds, while also pressuring forward to prevent Nery from getting any sustained attacks off.

But Nery will happily stand and trade in the pocket, looking to use his ferocious speed and power in close to catch Inoue off guard and land a violent finish.

If it's a technical, clean bout then Inoue has the advantage as the better technician and traditional boxer. But the Japanese fighter also arguably has the power advantage in the fight even if Nery has the natural size advantage of the two fighters.

If Nery wants to win he has to use his size and make this a physical war, while getting into prolonged exchanges in the hope he lands a power punch first. He will have to take risks to get the win, but he is powerful enough to get the win if it goes in his favour.

Boxing picks: Inoue gets the knockout

Both men carry state-of-the-art firepower and neither one believes in doing overtime. A distance fight therefore looks unlikely.

Pound for pound, Inoue is arguably the hardest puncher in the world today, which is proven by his incredible record of 23 knockouts in 26 wins. That is also his best route to victory in this fight, because Nery has been stopped before.

Nery himself has a 77-percent knockout ratio, but he doesn't have the same one-punch power as "The Monster". Between July 2016 and July 2019, Nery put together an 11-fight knockout streak with most of those coming due to his aggressive approach and phenomenal combinations.

In Nery’s only professional defeat, in 2021, Brandon Figueroa stopped him in seven rounds. Figueroa is naturally bigger than Inoue but not as good a boxer and nowhere near as powerful, despite that. For Nery that obviously doesn't bode well, and another finish to add to Inoue's record looks inevitable.

Naoya Inoue via TKO/KO/DQ to beat Luis Nery