NAOYA Inoue and Luis Nery both weighed in on point, ahead of their Tokyo Dome clash tomorrow. Making weight in Japan hasn’t always been so easy for Nery who failed to make 118 when facing Shinsuke Yamanaka back in 2018. There was no such drama this time as he ticked the boxes ahead of the opportunity of a lifetime.

Sky Sports and ESPN+ televise the key portion of the card, affording a wider variety of fight fans the chance to enjoy one of the top pound-for-pound talents in action. Lethal to the body, Inoue is used to getting his business done quickly, and if Nery starts slowly, as has been the case in previous fights, then the curtain could close in the blink of an eye. Each fighter appeared healthy and comfortable at the weigh-in.

There are three world title fights featured on a packed undercard, including one-half of the Moloney brothers, Jason, who defends his WBO bantamweight strap. The brotherly love continues as Takuma Inoue gets a chance to be part of his sibling’s supporting cast, by defending his WBA bantamweight belt.

Seigo Yuri Akui puts his WBA flyweight crown on the line as well. Irishman TJ Doheny also features in a separate eight-rounder versus Bryl Bayogos. Both boxers were inside the 122-pound limit.


Full weights (main televised portion):

12 x 3 mins WBC, WBA, IBF & WBO world super-bantamweight titles

Naoya Inoue (121 ¾ lbs) vs. Luis Nery (121 lbs)

Referee: Michael Griffin

Judges: Adam Height, Benoit Roussel & Jose Roberto Torres

12 x 3 mins WBO world bantamweight title

Jason Moloney (117 ¾ lbs) vs. Yoshiki Takei (117 ¾ lbs)

Referee: Steve Willis

Judges: Lou Moret, Ellis Johnson & Benoit Roussel


12 x 3 mins WBA world bantamweight title

Takuma Inoue (117 ¾ lbs) vs. Sho Ishida (117 ¾ lbs)

Referee: Luis Pabon

Judges: Pinit Prayadsab, Michiaki Someya & Kazunobu Asao

12 x 3 mins WBA world flyweight title

Seigo Yuri Akui (112 lbs) vs. Taku Kuwahara (112 lbs)

Referee: Raul Caiz Jr

Judges: Jose Roberto Torres, Pinit Prayadsab & Yoshikazu Furuta