Naoya Inoue's knockout-to-win ratio registering at a staggering 89 percent should tell you plenty about the punching power of "The Monster."
That being said, the IBF bantamweight champion has never faced someone quite like this.
Inoue will put his IBF strap on the line against WBA (Super) champion Nonito Donaire in a title unification fight in the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight final at the Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, live on DAZN, on Thursday, Nov. 7.
The 26-year-old Inoue punched his ticket to the final — literally — by delivering a first-round TKO of Juan Carlos Payano last October and a second-round TKO of Emmanuel Rodríguez this past May.
Donaire, who's 10 years older at 36, imposed his will and battled-tested experience on Ryan Burnett last November until he retired on his stool after the fourth round. The win gave the veteran the WBA (Super) title, which he defended during the WBSS semifinal this past April with a sixth-round KO of Stephon Young.
Will Inoue make Donaire his latest knockout victim in what would be the best win of his career, or will the "The Filipino Flash" prove that "The Monster" isn't quite on his boxing level?
Here’s a complete guide to the Inoue vs. Donaire fight, with updated betting odds, the undercard and more.
When is Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire?
- Date: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
- Main card: 5:15 a.m. ET
The Inoue vs. Donaire main card will begin at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 on DAZN. Inoue and Donaire are expected to fight by 7 a.m. ET, although the time is approximate.
Inoue vs. Donaire live stream
The Inoue vs. Donaire fight is not available via a traditional TV channel or pay-per-view methods. Instead, fans in North America can sign up to watch the fight online with DAZN, the global sports live-streaming service.
DAZN is available on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers via DAZN.com.
Comcast customers can sign up for DAZN on Xfinity Flex.
How much does the Inoue vs. Donaire fight cost?
A new subscriber to DAZN can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass to watch the fight. The annual pass — which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports — in the U.S. is $99.99, which averages out to a little over $8 a month. For those who want a monthly-plan instead of the longer-term value, fight fans can sign up for a monthly option for $19.99. (In Canada, the monthly plan is $20 CAD, and the annual plan is $150 CAD.)
For current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan.
A subscription also includes access to archived fights, including Inoue's destruction of both Payano and Rodriguez earlier in this WBSS tournament.
Where is the Inoue vs. Donaire fight?
Inoue has had all but two of his 18 fights in his native Japan, but this will mark his first time fighting at the Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Donaire has fought everywhere from the Philippines to United States, Guam, China, and Ireland (to name a few) through his 18-year-plus pro career, but Thursday is his debut in Japan.
Inoue vs. Donaire betting odds
According to SportsbookReview.com, Inoue opened as a -1200 favorite, which means you'll need to bet $1,200 to win $100. Meanwhile, Donaire is currently a +575 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $575.
Naoya Inoue record and bio
- Name: Naoya Inoue
- Nationality: Japanese
- Born: April 10, 1993
- Height: 5-5
- Reach: 67 inches
- Total fights: 18
- Record: 18-0 with 16 knockouts
Nonito Donaire record and bio
- Name: Nonito Donaire
- Nationality: Filipino
- Born: Nov. 16, 1982
- Height: 5-6
- Reach: 68 inches
- Total fights: 45
- Record: 40-5 with 26 knockouts
Inoue vs. Donaire fight card
|Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire||Bantamweight||IBF/WBA|
|Nordine Oubaali vs. Takuma Inoue||Bantamweight||WBC|