Ryosuke Tenyu Maruki vs Takeshi Inoue Preview November 5th, 2022
The vacant WBO Asia Pacific, and Oriental and Pacific Federation Super Welterweight Titles are on the line this Saturday, November 5th as Takeshi Inoue of Japan takes on fellow countryman Ryosuke Tenyu Maruki. The 12-rounder takes place at the famous Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Inoue last fought in June when he beat Nath Nwachukwu by a 10-round unanimous decision. Maruki last saw action in July when he fought to a 10-round draw with Moto Kawasaki in a shot at the Japanese Super Welterweight Crown.
Maruki vs Inoue Betting Odds
- Ryosuke Tenyu Maruki +650
- Takeshi Inoue -1250
The 32-year-old Inoue hails from Tokyo, and carries around a mark of 18-2-1 with 10 Kos. He turned pro in 2014 and has 136 rounds in the bank after going 39-16 as an amateur with 21 Kos. He stands 5-feet-8-inches with an unlisted reach. The first loss on his record came at the hands of Jaime Munguia via a unanimous decision in January, 2019 in a shot at the WBO Super Welterweight crown. His second defeat was to Tim Tszyu in November of last year when he dropped a 12-round unanimous decision in a shot at the WBO Global, and WBO Asia-Pacific Super Welterweight Belts.
Inoue’s draw was a four-round affair which came in his pro debut against Daishi Nagata. Although they share the same last name, Inoue isn’t related to Naoya ‘The Monster’ Inoue and his brother Takuma Inoue. However, he has has won several regional and domestic titles including the Japanese, OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific Championships with wins over the likes of Nonaka, Akinori Watanabe, Koshinmaru Saito and Ratchasi Sithsainthong.
Inoue isn’t really know as a hard hitter with a current knockout ratio of 47.6 per cent but he doesn’t mind brawling though as he’s physically strong for a small man and likes to get inside and eventually break the opposition down. He also takes good care of himself and always enters the ring in tremendous condition.
The 31-year-old Maruki climbs through the ropes with a record of 18-7-2 with 13 Ko’s and has boxed 148 rounds since making his pro debut in 2010. Other than one fight in China, he’s fought his entire career in Japan against local opposition. He’s lost seven fights but has been stopped just once. Since turning pro he’s captured the WBC Youth World Super Welt Title.
Maruki stands 5-feet-10 inches tall with an unlisted reach so he enters the ring with a two-inch edge in height over Inoue. As far as power goes, Maruki shouldn’t be underestimated as his current knockout ratio stands at 48.2 per cent but 13 of his 18 wins have come by way of stoppage. He’s a solid pro with good skills but has fallen just short in the majority of his domestic title fights.
Inoue proved how tough he is against Tzsyu and Munguia but he needs to land more punches this time out instead of receiving them. He needs to be wart of Maruki’s power especially since there were a couple of upsets in Japan earlier this week. But as long as Inoue enters the ring in excellent shape again and lets his fists go he should be able to get past a tough Maruki in a hard-fought battle.
Inoue’s experience against upper-class opposition and his conditioning are a bonus.
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