Arum knows who will beat Inoue – he weighs twice the Japanese


Only heavyweight Tyson Fury can beat the fly-knocker Naoya Inoue – and that’s not a fact. So the co-promoter of both Bob Arum, the head of Top Rank, jokes after the Japanese recently knocked out Paul Butler and became the absolute weight champion up to 53.5 kg.

“The only one who could handle Inoue is Fury because he is too big for him. But this Naoya is really scary. He’s like a loaded rifle. I get such a high from this guy! You really start to feel sorry for his opponent by the middle of the fight, ”said Arum in an interview.
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The promoter is promoting another puncher – the representative of the occupying country of the Russian Federation Artur Beterbiev, and he does not know which of them hits more powerfully.

“Hard to say. But I have definitely never seen anyone with such destructive power in the pound as Inoue. Especially at this weight. He “prepares” the enemy, and then – boom! – knocks him out. A truly special fighter.”

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After unification of all titles, Inoue is expected to move up in weight to win trophies already in the second bantamweight division (up to 55.3 kg). In this category, all titles are equally divided between two unbeaten boxers – Stephen Fulton (WBC / WBO) and Murodzhon Akhmadaliyev (IBF / WBA).

Arum is sure that neither Fulton nor Akhmadaliev will cope with Inoue.