Naoya Inoue - updates

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Inoue displays body strength, hand speed in training videos

Jul 01, 2020 - 5:43 PM

Japanese Naoya Inoue will dangle his IBF and WBA bantamweight titles against Filipino Johnriel Casimero, the WBO champion

BATTLE-READY. Naoya Inoue continues to train for his unification bout against Johnriel Casimero. Photo from Instagram/@naoyainoue_410

Homesick Casimero wants to go home, train in Ormoc

Jun 26, 2020 - 8:42 PM

Holed up in Las Vegas for 4 months, Johnriel Casimero plans to return home as no definite date has been set for his postponed fight

UNCERTAIN. Johnriel Casimero doesn’t know if he’ll ever get a shot against unbeaten Japanese Naoya Inoue. Photo from Team Casimero

Heredia rejoins Casimero for unification vs Inoue

May 27, 2020 - 10:45 PM

Renowned Mexican strength coach Memo Heredia joins Johnriel Casimero’s training camp, signaling a possible bout

BACK SOON? If sports restrictions ease up, Johnriel Casimero may head back to the ring by July. Photo from Team Casimero

Casimero-Inoue fight will go on, says Gibbons

Apr 28, 2020 - 10:14 PM

MP Promotions president Sean Gibbons says that Johnriel Casimero's unification bout is set to be moved to July

STILL ON. Johnriel Casimero continues to prepare for his postponed unification bout against Naoya 'Monster' Inoue. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Casimero likely to fight Greer instead of Inoue

Apr 27, 2020 - 9:32 PM

Since Naoya Inoue remains holed up in Japan, Top Rank has to look elsewhere for an opponent to tangle with Johnriel Casimero

WAITING GAME. Johnriel Casimero will have to wait longer for a unification bout with Naoya Inoue. Photo from Team Casimero

Casimero unification bout with Inoue off, Arum plans new fight for Filipino

Apr 23, 2020 - 8:01 PM

Even the backup plan for Johnriel Casimero’s anticipated fight against unbeaten Japanese Naoya Inoue won’t happen

DECISION. Johnriel Casimero needs to decide on his next step. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Casimero continues daily grind with motivation from Gibbons

Apr 21, 2020 - 7:41 PM

Johnriel Casimero hopes his career-defining fight with unbeaten Japanese Naoya Inoue will happen within the next 3 months

ALWAYS READY. Johnriel Casimero isn’t slowing down even if his US fight has been postponed. Photo from Team Casimero

Title fight with Casimero possible in Japan, says Inoue

Apr 14, 2020 - 11:06 PM

The unification bout between John Riel Casimero and Naoya 'Monster' Inoue will possibly take place in Japan, provided that it is the 'safest' location

MOVING PLACES. Johnriel Casimero is set to face Naoya 'Monter' Inoue in safer place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Casimero, Inoue avail of quality sparmates

Mar 22, 2020 - 7:01 PM

Their anticipated clash may have been moved to a later date but the buildup continues for Filipino champion Johnriel Casimero and unbeaten Japanese foe Naoya Inoue

STILL IN SHAPE. Even if it remains uncertain when his fight will be rescheduled, Johnriel Casimero plans to stay ready. Photo from Team Casimero

Casimero raises power, Neri wants more speed

Mar 15, 2020 - 7:14 PM

'He knows this fight could bring him superstardom,' trainer Nonoy Neri says as John Riel Casimero gears up for unbeaten Japanese Naoya Inoue

POWER. John Riel Casimero’s camp says the Filipino fighter has gotten even stronger. Photo from Team Casimero

Pressure on Japanese Inoue to win over Casimero

Feb 22, 2020 - 10:21 PM

Filipino champion John Riel Casimero looks ripped and ready for unbeaten Japanese Naoya 'The Monster' Inoue

GEARING UP. John Riel Casimero wants to make sure he’s packing enough power against Naoya Inoue. Photo from MP Promotions

Casimero holds no fear of Inoue

Feb 05, 2020 - 7:55 PM

Filipino champion John Riel Casimero thinks he hits harder than unbeaten Japanese Naoya 'The Monster' Inoue

Brutal slugfest between Casimero, Inoue in offing

Jan 23, 2020 - 11:45 PM

Brace for relentless action when Ormoc pride Johnriel Casimero clashes with unbeaten Japanese Naoya Inoue

NEXT UP. Johnriel Casimero looks to avenge the loss of  Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire to Naoya Inoue. Photo by Alvin S. Go

Negotiations for Casimero vs Inoue fight underway

Dec 17, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Johnriel Casimero may get a chance to avenge Nonito Donaire and defeat Naoya 'Monster' Inoue

NEW GOAL. Johnriel Casimero expresses interest to face Naoya Inoue. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

LOOK: Donaire borrows trophy from Inoue to fulfill promise to sons

Nov 08, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Nonito Donaire says the Muhammad Ali trophy will serve as a reminder to him and his sons to win and lose 'graciously'

MISSED CHANCE. Nonito Donaire falls short of the Muhammad Ali trophy against Naoya Inoue. Photo from Twitter/@filipinoflash

Donaire falls short vs 'Monster' Inoue in Japan

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Nonito Donaire may be in the twilight of his career but 'The Filipino Flash' pushes unbeaten Japanese Naoya Inoue to the limit

BLOODY. Nonito Donaire rocks Naoya Inoue several times. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Donaire tries to slay 'Monster' Inoue in world series title duel

Nov 06, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Filipino fighter Nonito Donaire relishes the underdog tag as oddsmakers pick unbeaten Japanese sensation Naoya Inoue as the huge favorite

MOTIVATED. Nonito Donaire hopes to bank on experience as he targets a 41st victory. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Donaire agrees he'll be up against a monster in Inoue

May 19, 2019 - 4:54 PM

The two champions will vie for supremacy as they meet in the World Boxing Super Series final

SLUGGERS. Nonito Donaire looks to include Naoya Inoue in his list of victims. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Jerwin Ancajas dares to be a great champion

Nov 10, 2017 - 7:37 AM

Jerwin Ancajas has been champion for a year, but remains unspoiled by the trappings of success as he heads into his title defense against Jamie Conlan

HOSTILE TERRITORY. Jerwin Ancajas will pursue a unification fight with Naoya Inoue if he gets past Belfast's Jamie Conlan, his trainer/manager Joven Jimenez says. Photo by Franz Lopez

Brian Viloria added to 'Superfly' card alongside 115-pound champs

Jul 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM

An impressive performance could earn Viloria consideration to fight one of the champions at 115 but his manager doesn t rule out a return to 112

BACK IN ACTION. Former two-division champion Brian Viloria will face an opponent to be named in his second fight at 115 pounds. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Filipino boxer Parrenas blown out in two rounds by WBO champ Inoue

Dec 29, 2015 - 8:10 PM

Warlito Parrenas was no match for WBO junior bantamweight titleholder Naoya Inoue being stopped in two rounds in Tokyo Japan

WAR. Warlito Parrenas (L) was knocked out in two rounds by WBO champ Naoya Inoue (R) in Japan. Photo from Parrenas' Facebook

Pinoy fighter Warlito Parrenas gets world title shot against Inoue

Sep 30, 2015 - 2:44 PM

Warlito Parrenas will test himself against one of the world s best 115 pound fighters

WARZ AND PEACE. Warlito Parrenas will get an opportunity to become world champ when he faces WBO junior bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue in Japan. Photo from Parrenas' Facebook

Parrenas scores knockdown, but only manages a draw in interim title fight

Jul 05, 2015 - 3:55 PM

Filipino boxer Warlito Parrenas knocked David Carmona to the canvas in round two but only managed a draw for the interim WBO junior bantamweight title in Mexico

Warlito Parrenas (R) dropped David Carmona, but only managed a draw. Photo from Zanfer Promotions

Warlito Parrenas ready for ‘war’ in first title shot

Jul 01, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The Negros Occidental native looks to improve Philippine boxing s recent fortunes when he faces Mexico s David Carmona for the interim WBO junior bantamweight title

WARZ AND PEACE. Warlito Parrenas will get an opportunity at the interim 115 pound world title, his first major opportunity in 8 years as a pro. Photo from Parrenas' Facebook