Friday, February 23

How Much Will The Japanese Star Earn?


  • Naoya Inoue’s upcoming fight against Marlon Talaples is not a major pay-per-view event but he will still earn a nice purse.
  • Inoue’s earnings for his previous fights have been quite substantial, with his biggest purse coming from his fight against Stephen Fulton.
  • In addition to his guaranteed purse, Inoue also earns money from sponsorships and endorsements, boosting his overall earnings.

Naoya Inoue remains in his pursuit of excellence, as the Japanese sensation gears up to face Marlon Talaples in a showdown for all the super bantamweight titles. Despite Inoue’s notable financial success in boxing, he has yet to headline a major pay-per-view event that could rival the stature of stars like Gervonte Davis. In a remarkable display of skill, Inoue secured the WBC and WBO titles in one of the year’s standout performances, where he dominated Stephen Fulton and achieved a stoppage in the eighth round.

On the other side of the ring, Talaples, accustomed to high-stakes bouts, enters the match fresh from an unexpected triumph over Murodjon Akhmadaliev in April, securing the IBF and WBA world titles. However, the victory was not without controversy, as one of the three scorecards submitted favored Akhmadaliev with a score of 118-110, raising questions about the legitimacy of the decision and whether Akhmadaliev was more deserving of the win.


Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales: Streams, Full Fight Card, Start Time

Naoya Inoue attempts to become two-time undisputed as he takes on Marlon Tapales on December 26.

How Much Will Naoya Inoue Earn For Fighting Marlon Tapales?

Inoue Will Get A Nice Purse Despite The Fight Not Being A PPV Event

While his purse has not been disclosed, sources reveal that Inoue will likely earn a guaranteed purse of $1 million. This mirrors his earnings for his Paul Butler unification fight last year. The bantamweight title unification clash will take place at the Tokyo’s Ariake Arena. The popular star will fill out the 15,000-seat venue due to his loyal fanbase and the titles on the line.

Inoue will boost his earnings with sponsorships and endorsement payments which are not included in his purse.

How Much Has Inoue Earned In Past Fights?

Inoue’s Biggest Purse Came From The Stephen Fulton Fight

In terms of fight earnings, the undefeated champion amassed a total of $1 million in 2018, stemming from his two bouts against Jamie McDonnell and Juan Carlos Payano.

In the context of his 2021 fight against Aran Dipaen, Inoue secured a guaranteed purse of $500,000, inclusive of a $200,000 win bonus, with additional sponsorship payments augmenting his total earnings.

In a highly anticipated showdown in July 2023 against American boxer Stephen Fulton in Tokyo, Inoue’s victory resulted in a significant payday. Out of the $8 million purse, Inoue claimed $5 million as his share of the winnings.

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