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Naoya Inoue vs. Luis Nery fight date, start time, odds, price & card for 2024 boxing fight


Japanese star Naoya Inoue will defend his undisputed super bantamweight championship against Luis Nery at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on May 6. The 12-round bout, plus undercard action, will air on ESPN+ in the U.S.

Top Rank’s Bob Arum confirmed the news on the 3 Knockdown Rule podcast.

Inoue is a four-weight world champion and a pound-for-pound star. The former light flyweight, super flyweight, and bantamweight titleholder stopped Paul Butler in December 2022 to become the first undisputed champion at 118 pounds in half a century.

Always up to challenge himself, Inoue then ran through Stephen Fulton in July to become the WBC and WBO super bantamweight titleholder. In his most recent outing, in December, “The Monster” defeated Marlon Tapales via knockout to claim the WBA, IBF, and Ring Magazine belts. 

With the victory over Tapales, Inoue became the first undisputed super bantamweight champion ever, as well as one of four active two-weight undisputed champions in boxing today. Katie Taylor, Claressa Shields and Terence Crawford are the others.

WATCH: Naoya Inoue vs. Luis Nery, exclusively on ESPN+

Nery turned pro in 2012. The Mexican-born star beat Shinsuke Yamanaka in 2017 for the WBC and Ring bantamweight title, but after testing positive for the banned substance zilpaterol, Nery was stripped of The Ring title.

After missing weight ahead of the Yamanaka rematch, Nery was also stripped of the WBC title and banned from competing in Japan. That ban appears to have been lifted to make this fight a reality.

Since his second win over Yamanaka, the 29-year-old Nery has gone 9-1. “Pantera” beat Aaron Alameda in 2020 for the WBC super bantamweight title before losing it to Brandon Figueroa.

Winner of four straight since 2022, Nery’s last fight was a TKO win over Froilan Saludar in July.

Who will walk out of the Tokyo Dome as the king of the super bantamweights?  

The Sporting News will provide all you need to know about this fight, from, channel, updated time, odds, card, and more.

When is Naoya Inoue vs. Luis Nery?

Naoya Inoue vs. Luis Nery wil air on May 6 in the U.S. The Sporting News will provide start times when available.

Region Date Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, May 6 TBA TBA
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, May 6 TBA TBA
UK and Ireland Saturday, May 6 TBA TBA
Australia Saturday, May 6 TBA TBA

How to watch Naoya Inoue vs. Luis NeryTV channel, live stream

Region TV channel Live streaming
USA ESPN ESPN+
Canada TSN+
UK and Ireland Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Arena Sky GO
Australia TBC

The Naoya Inoue vs. Luis Nery main card will air on ESPN+ in the U.S. The undercard will air exclusively on ESPN+. 


Naoya Inoue vs. Luis Nery price: How much does the event cost?

You can pay $10.99 for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or buy an annual subscription for $109.99.

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ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $10.99/mo
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $109.99/yr
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The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $24.99/mo

WATCH: Naoya Inoue vs. Luis Nery, exclusively on ESPN+

Where is Naoya Inoue vs. Luis Nery?

The fight will take place at the Tokyo Dome. Home to the Yomiuri Giants and New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom event, the stadium can hold up to 55,000 people.

Betting odds for Naoya Inoue vs. Luis Nery

Betting odds for this fight are not available at the moment. The Sporting News will update this section when the information becomes available.

Naoya Inoue record, bio

  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Born: April 10, 1993
  • Height: 5-5
  • Reach: 67.5 inches
  • Total fights: 26
  • Record: 26-0 with 23 wins via knockout

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Luis Nery record, bio

  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Born: Dec. 12, 1994
  • Height: 5-5
  • Reach: 65 inches
  • Total fights: 36
  • Record: 35-1 with 27 wins via knockout

Naoya Inoue vs. Luis Nery fight card

  • Naoya Inoue (c) vs. Luis Nery for the IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO and The Ring super bantamweight titles

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