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Untamed Monster: Naoya Inoue aims to end his career unbeaten

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Pound for Pound star and knockout artist Naoya Inoue states he wants to end his boxing career without a loss.

The current three-belt bantamweight champion has ripped through three weight classes. He is ranked number two by WBN behind Oleksandr Usyk.

Inoue wants to become undisputed at 118 fully. He will then move up and face the best at super-bantamweight.

Facing WBO champion Paul Butler is the next target before Inoue moves on to Stephen Fulton and Murodjon Akhmadaliev in the higher division.

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If Ionue’s power carries through the weights, there’s no telling where he could end up.

Right now, he only wants to “satisfy the fans” and “show everyone who comes to watch me what I can do”.

He told Japan Times: “I think that’s how I’ve been able to get my record of 23 wins with 20 knockouts.

“I always try to knock out my opponent. I think that’s been recognized.


“Boxing is not a sport that you can take lightly,” and he stated he wants to “retire with an unbeaten record”.

“I’d like to think when I turn 35. I will be able to look back. To think I was happy that I became a boxer.

“If I can feel that, I think I’ll be content.”

“The Monster” has massive fights to come. However, some forget that he turned pro at a mere 108 pounds. Transitioning from that low to 122 or 126 pounds is a feat not seen since the likes of Manny Pacquiao and rival Nonito Donaire.

If Inoue can pull it off and beat one of the champions at super-bantamweight, he will secure his extended legacy in the sport.

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