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Stephen Fulton vs. Naoya Inoue Boxing Odds and Preview

By Jeff Stinger

There’s a stacked slate of combat sports spectacles this week, and it all begins with a special boxing event live from Japan this Tuesday in the United States. In a blockbuster title bout that was initially scheduled in May, unified super bantamweight champion Stephen Fulton will finally defend his title against another bantamweight legend in Naoya Inoue. Who’ll come out on top of this pivotal showdown for the entire sport?

Nitrobetting isn’t holding back any punches regarding previews for the biggest boxing and mixed martial arts events on the calendar. Let’s break down the upcoming massive title fight between Stephen Fulton and Naoya Inoue for the WBC and WBO super-bantamweight titles.

Fulton vs. Inoue Fight Info

Why Bet on Stephen Fulton?

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Stephen Fulton has the Rocky spirit that the fictional character is known for. But unlike Rocky from the film, “Cool Boy Steph” has rarely looked like an underdog and rather as an unstoppable force in the super bantamweight ranks.

Fulton is undefeated in 21 career fights and hasn’t looked back since capturing the vacant WBO Inter-continental super bantamweight title against Arnold Khegai in January of 2020. He’s had three successful title defenses since, including a win over fellow division standout Brand Figueroa for the WBC super bantamweight belt.

Only eight of Fulton’s 21 career victories were via knockout, as he prefers to take a more methodical approach to winning his matches rather than simply going all out in a hurry. This contrast in fighting style has the experts skeptical of his chances to beat Inoue this Tuesday, which is why he’s currently an underdog in their matchup odds-wise.

Why Bet on Naoya Inoue?

Having a similar godly run throughout his boxing career is Naoya Inoue, whom many pundits would consider one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. In just his sixth professional fight, the killer Kanagawa native won his first major title and became the WBC light-flyweight champion mere days before turning 31 years of age.

Inoue wasn’t done there, as after just one successful defense of his light-flyweight crown, he’d go on to win the WBO junior-bantamweight title in his first crack at the division and defend that seven straight times as only the beginning of his stellar unbeaten run of 24 wins (and counting). With all four major bantamweight titles under his waist right now, there’s nowhere left to go for him but up in the weight classes to challenge another formidable champion.

Unlike Fulton, Inoue is the ultimate aggressor, with 21 of his 24 victories coming by way of knockout. Having this week’s megafight in his home country is also a plus, as Inoue looks to continue his rampage up the rungs of boxing’s summits one after another.

Stephen Fulton vs. Naoya Inoue Expert Betting Prediction

As inspirational as Fulton’s rise to stardom has been, there’s just something more magical and refined about Inoue’s skills. Throw in the home-court advantage of the megafight being held in Japan, and it’s feeling more and more like the coronation of a local hero is inevitable. Consider this another knockout win for Inoue between the seventh to the 10th round of the contest.

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