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WATCH: Naoya Inoue vs Marlon Tapales in Canada full fight

On Boxing Day, Naoya Inoue aims to secure the status of a two-weight undisputed champion by facing Marlon Tapales. Inoue’s ascent through weight divisions has been awe-inspiring, and a notable victory on December 26 could solidify his claim to pound-for-pound greatness. In his previous bout at 122lbs, Inoue impressively clinched the WBC and WBO super-bantamweight titles by delivering a knockout blow to the formidable American, Stephen Fulton.

Here’s best way to watch Inoue vs Tapales live stream from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, US or wherever you stay.

Watch: Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales live from anywhere (streaming link)

Catch the live broadcast of the Inoue vs. Tapales bout on Sky Sports in the UK on the morning of December 26. The main card is scheduled to kick off around 10:00 a.m. UK time and 5:00 a.m. Eastern Time. For viewers in the United States, the event will be available for streaming on FITEPASS

What time is Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales today?

RegionDateMain Card Start TimeMain Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET)Tuesday, December 263 a.m. ET6 a.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT)Tuesday, December 2612 a.m. PT3 a.m. PT
UK and IrelandTuesday, December 268 a.m. GMT11 a.m. GMT
AustraliaTuesday, December 267 p.m. AEDT10 p.m. GMT

TheNaoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales main card will air on ESPN+ in the U.S. The undercard will air exclusively on ESPN+, In Canada boxing fans can be streamed throgh TSN+.

In Australia, KAYO PPV will broadcast the full fight, the fight cost fixed AUD $49.95, alternative way you can watch the fight through FITEPASS only $19.99. (no subscrition required).

Watch: Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales live from anywhere (streaming link)

Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales fight preview

Tapales, currently holding the titles of the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation, is setting his sights on claiming Naoya Inoue’s World Boxing Organization and World Boxing Council belts to achieve the prestigious status of the first Filipino undisputed champion. In a fitting Boxing Day matchup, Japanese superstar Inoue is set to face Marlon Tapales in an undisputed title fight.

noue (25-0, 22 KOs) is a staggering 20-0 with 18 knockouts in world title fights, a run that began in 2014 with his knockout victory over Adrian Hernandez for the WBC light flyweight world title. He went on to win the WBO junior bantamweight world championship before capturing the undisputed bantamweight world title last December. Inoue made his junior featherweight debut in July, dominating two-belt champion Stephen Fulton en route to an eighth-round TKO.

Tapales (37-3, 19 KOs), a Filipino southpaw, is a 15-year pro who won the WBO bantamweight world title in 2016 before moving up four pounds to junior featherweight. He is 4-0 since a TKO loss to Ryosuke Iwasa in December 2019. Tapales returns following his biggest win to date, April’s upset split decision over Murodjon Akhmadaliev for the WBA and IBF world titles.

Inoue vs. Tapales fight card

  • Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales; For the WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBF undisputed world super bantamweight titles
  • Seiya Tsutsumi vs. Kazuki Anaguchi; Bantamweight
  • Kanamu Sakama vs. John Paul Gabunilas; Flyweight
  • Yoshiki Takei vs. Mario Diaz Maldonado; Super bantamweight
  • Andy Hiraoka vs. Sebastian Diaz Maldonado; Super lightweight
  • Suguru Ishikawa vs. Fuga Uematsu; Featherweight
  • Rikiya Sato vs. Keisuke Endo; Super featherweight
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