Tokyo, Japan – The WBO & WBC super bantamweight titles are on the line as defending champion Stephen Fulton is traveling across seas to take on former undisputed Bantamweight champion “The Monster” Naoya Inoue.
Prop: Naoya Inoue Wins By Decision (+220)
Inoue is arguably the number one pound for pound fighter in the entire sport of boxing and with good reason. One by one he captured all four of the world titles with the most recent being an 11th round destruction of Paul Butler in December. Shortly after he vacated all of the titles in an attempt to move up to win the titles from unified champion Stephen Fulton.
This is not to say Fulton cannot win here or he is just being fed to the wolves in Fulton’s home country but, I do think Inoue is the rightful favorite here. However, I do think the moneyline is a bit too steep for my liking as I think the majority of the public does not understand how good Fulton is. He works well off the back foot and fights great off the ropes as the counter fighter. I think that Inoue’s speed, aggression, and especially his power (which should translate well at super bantamweight) will be the deciding factors in this epic clash. I think Inoue has that fight changing power to actually hurt Fulton and possibly put him in serious trouble here. Either way I am backing Naoya Inoue to add to his growing legacy and snatch the WBC and WBO super bantamweight titles from Stephen Fulton.
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