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Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire 2 Odds, Prediction & How to Watch

Jason Schandl
Naoya Inoue vs Nontio Donaire odds & prediction for this week's boxing match.
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Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire Date, Time & How to Watch


Naoya Inoue (22-0, 19 KOs) vs. Nonito Donaire (42-6, 28 KOs)
Date: Tuesday, June 7 2022
Fight Time: Main card begins 5:30 a.m. ET, ring walks expected around 8 a.m. ET.
Venue: Saitama Super Arena — Saitama, Japan
Broadcast: ESPN+

The next fight on the June boxing calendar is a rematch of ESPN's 2019 Fight of the Year, and it will be a champion-versus-champion title unification match in the bantamweight division. Naoya Inoue enters the bout as the WBA (Super), IBF and The Ring Bantamweight champion, while Nonito Donaire holds the WBC bantamweight title.

What Time is Inoue vs Donaire?

The event going down in Japan brings American fight fans an unusual start time. The main card will kick off at 5:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, June 7. Ringwalks for the main event are expected to happen at approximately 8:00 a.m. ET. The local start times are 6:30 p.m. for the main card and roughly 9 p.m. for the main event ring walks in Japan.

Inoue vs Donaire Purse

Inoue is set for the biggest payout of the two. The guaranteed purse will be divided at $350,000 for Inoue and $125,000 for Donaire. Inoue also gets the bigger share of the PPV payout, at 60% to Donaire's 40%.

Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire Tale of the Tape

Name: Naoya Inoue — Nonito Donaire
Country: Japan — Philippines
Age: 29 — 39
Height: 5'4" — 5'6"
Reach: 67" — 68"
Stance: Southpaw— Orthodox
Record: 22-0 –– 42-6

Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire Odds & Betting Info

All boxing odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline:
- Naoya Inoue: (-550)
- Nonito Donaire: (+350)

Method of Victory:
- Inoue by KO/TKO: (-185)
- Inoue by Points: (+380)
- Donaire by KO/TKO: (+600)
- Donaire by Points: (+800)
- Draw: (+2600)

These odds reflect how competitive the first matchup was between these two. Inoue won that meeting, but he didn't look the part of a -1000 favorite, and accordingly the odds are significantly closer this time.

Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire Prediction

I'm not sold that the odds should have moved to be this close. Since the first meeting, Inoue has won three straight by KO/TKO compared to two by Donaire, and Inoue's win over Jason Moloney represents the win over the highest ranked opponent between the two.

We also need to take age into consideration here. The first time they fought Inoue was 26 years old and Donaire was 36. Now Inoue is still firmly in his prime at 29, while Doanire is 39. Losing the first fight and now pushing 40, I don't have much faith in Donaire being up to the challenge. Look for this one to end more decisively than the first meeting.

Bet Inoue to win by KO/TKO (-185)

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