Due to Naoya Inoue’s injury, the bout with Stephen Fulton Jr. has been postponed

Due to Naoya Inoue's injury, the bout with Stephen Fulton Jr. has been postponed

Naoya Inoue’s Injury Postpones Bout with Stephen Fulton Jr. for WBC and WBO 122 lb Titles

According to ESPN.com’s Mike Coppinger, Naoya Inoue was injured during training and must postpone his bout with Stephen Fulton Jr., originally scheduled for May 7 in Japan.

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When it finally takes place, Inoue (24-0, 21 KO) will be challenging Fulton (21-0, 8 KO) for Fulton’s WBC and WBO 122 lb titles. There is no upcoming date at this time.

Of course, this will cast doubt on whether or not the fight will actually take place, especially given that it involves a fighter from the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) (Fulton) carrying two world titles to Japan to face an opponent from the Top Rank organization (Inoue). However, the fight took place because both fighters wanted to have it, and hopefully that remains true and neither the WBC nor the WBO interferes.

The good news is that Inoue has a history of being cooperative with all sanctioning organizations, and he’s a genuine star, so maybe none of the typical issues that would cause concern will arise.

Final Thoughts

It’s always unfortunate when a highly anticipated bout is postponed due to injury, as is the case with Naoya Inoue and Stephen Fulton Jr. The Japanese boxer’s injury has left fans waiting for a new date, and it’s unclear when the bout will take place. However, both fighters have expressed a desire to make it happen, and Inoue has a reputation for working well with all sanctioning organizations.

While it’s understandable that there may be concerns about a PBC fighter carrying two world titles to Japan to face a Top Rank opponent, hopefully this doesn’t become a roadblock. In the end, the fans want to see a fair and exciting fight, regardless of which organization the fighters represent.

Inoue’s injury serves as a reminder of the physical toll that boxing can take on athletes, and it’s important for fighters to prioritize their health and well-being above all else, including Boxing betting. When the bout does take place, fans can expect to see two highly skilled boxers compete for the WBC and WBO 122 lb titles, which should make for an exciting and memorable fight.