Naoya Inoue and Luis Nery headline iconic Tokyo venue

Naoya Inoue (26-0, 23 KOs) and Luis Nery (35-1, 27 KOs) will clash in one of the most iconic locations in the sport.

The two fighters will meet in the main event of a card on May 6. Inoue will defend his status as undisputed champion for the first time. Fight fans in the United States can watch the action live on ESPN+, while fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland can do so on Sky Sports.

Inoué-Nery takes place in the Tokyo Dome. This was the location where “Iron” Mike Tyson lost via stoppage in the tenth round to James “Buster” Douglas, a fight considered one of the biggest upsets in sports history. More than 34 years later, the venue will host its third ever boxing event.

Naoya Inoue and Luis Nery fight in an iconic Japanese location

Naoya Inoue vs. Luis Nery Press Conference

Before their clash on Monday, both men spoke at a final press conference. Both were clear in their willingness to do the unquestioned fight. Below is some of what they had to say.


“Mentally speaking, I feel like this day has finally arrived,” said Inoue in Japanese. “I heard that my opponent is inside very good form. I am confident that we can put up a great fight.”

“This fight will be the main event at the Tokyo Dome. I want to show an exciting fight. I want everyone to see me winI I will make sure I knock him out.”


‘Mentally we have been preparing since we heard about the fight’ said Nery in Spanish. “Physically I am in perfect condition. It was the best camp I’ve had in my life. It’s been about nine years since I… could to make weight a full day before weigh-in. Today we are on weight. That means the preparation was good. It should add something extra for me on fight night.”

Fight prediction

Both men have a reputation for knocking out their opponents. Viewers shouldn’t expect this fight to go the distance at all. Big Fight Weekend thinks this will be over in six rounds. Expect Inoue to show his class as he takes Nery to the knockout has landed.

Highlights of the press conference

For highlights of the press conference with Inoue, Nery and other undercard fighters, click here or the play button below. Video courtesy of Top Rank Boxing.