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Takuma Inoue: Excited To Once Again Share A Card With My Brother Naoya

The previous time that Takuma Inoue shared a card with his older brother resulted in his lone loss as a pro. A far more favorable result is expected this time around, even with the occasion taking place at the very same venue—Saitama (Japan) Super Arena—where Naoya Inoue shared the ring with Nonito Donaire and Takuma fought on the undercard. Takuma once again appears in supporting capacity, facing countryman Gakuya Furuhashi (28-8-2, 16KOs) in a bout that opens an ESPN+ streamed tripleheader beginning at 5:30 a.m. ET.
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Takuma Inoue defeats Furuhashi to unify belts

Once-beaten ex-WBC interim bantamweight champ, Monster Naoya’s brother Takuma Inoue (16-1, 3 KOs), 122, defeated Japanese titlist Gakuya Furuhashi (28-9-2, 16 KOs), 122, by a nearly shutout decision (120-108 twice, 119-109) over twelve rounds beneath the Inoue-Donaire showdown on Tuesday in Saitama, Japan. WBO Asia Pacific 122-pound ruler Takuma collected Gakuya’s national belt since both belts were on the line. Furuhashi was an aggressor all the way, but he was too less accurate to catch up with the elusive Takuma, who kept countering with uppercuts while retreating to pile up points steadily.
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Takuma Inoue and Andy Hiraoka lead Inoue-Donaire 2 undercard

As far as the undercard goes, Naoya Inoue’s June 7th rematch with Nonito Donaire is much more reminiscent of a standard Japanese show than a Top Rank blockbuster. The co-main event pits Inoue’s brother Takuma against veteran countryman Gakuya Fukuhara, while rising super lightweight prospect Andy Hiraoka takes on Shun Akaiwa.
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Takuma Inoue moves up in weight, takes on Shingo Wake in Tokyo

Skilled boxer Takuma Inoue made the bold decision to move up to junior featherweight and will face experienced Shingo Wake in a crossroads fight for the vacant OPBF title at the famed Korakuen Hall, Tokyo on Thursday. However, Inoue, who has spent much of his career in the shadow of...