Naoya Inoue vs Aran Dipaen: Date, Card, How To Watch & More


The Bantamweight “Monster” Naoya Inoue is all set to defend his WBF (Super), IBF, and The Ring bantamweight titles against Thai fighter Aran Dipaen in a 12-round Bantamweight bout on December 14, 2021. The event will air from Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.

Keep on reading to check out the complete details of Naoya Inoue vs Aran Dipaen including date, location, time, tale of the tape, streaming details, undercard, latest news, and more information. 

Date, Time, Location

  • Date: December 14, 2021
  • Location: Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
  • Main Card: 4 AM EST/1 AM PST


The WBF and IBF Champion, Naoya “Monster” Inoue is all set to collide against a lesser-known Thai boxer Aran Dipaen. The monster finally got a homecoming fight and is set to defend his titles in his native country Japan after a wait of two years.

The Monster is on a dominant run and is coming off several impressive knockout victories recently to remain undefeated in his pro boxing career.

On the other hand, Aran Dipaen already had two losses in seven matches and has lost both matches outside Thailand. However, he is one of the only few options to face Inoue due to Japan’s COVID-19 situation. 

Not only that but the announcement of this event was also delayed a bit as the organizers sought to confirm that Dipaen will be allowed to enter Japan. But, now the stage is set and both fighters are ready to collide at the renowned Ryogoku Kokugikan arena.

How To Watch

Naoya Inoue vs Aran Dipaen will air live on ESPN TV Channel in United States. For online streaming in the United States, fans can tune into ESPN+ via a monthly boxing subscription.

Tale of the Tape

Boxer NameNaoya InoueAran Dipaen
NickNameThe Monster
Height5′5 (165 cm)5′4 (162 cm)
Reach6712 (171 cm)

Undercard (Fight Card)

Check out: Naoya Inoue vs Aran Dipaen Live Results

  • Naoya Inue vs Aran Dipaen – Inoue’s WBA and IBF bantamweight titles
  • Wilfredo Mendez vs. Masataka Taniguchi – 12 rounds – for Mendez’s WBO strawweight title
  • Kazuhiro Imamura vs. Yoshiki Takei – 8 rounds – junior featherweights
  • Keisuke Matsumoto vs. Takahiro Araki – 8 rounds – junior lightweights
  • Takuya Fujioka vs. Toshiya Ishii – 8 rounds – junior featherweights
  • Yuki Kajitani vs. Sho Nagasato – 4 rounds – flyweights
  • Haruki Takai vs. Tail Kamidaki – 4 rounds – featherweights

News & Updates

October 29, 2021: Naoya Inoue vs Aran Dipaen is officially announced to take place on December 14 in Japan.

October 29, 2021: Wilfred Mendez vs Masataka Taniguchi WBO Strawweight title fight is announced as the co-main event.

December 13, 2021: Inoue expressed that one of his goals for 2021 was to fight in Japan once again.

December 13, 2021: The weigh-in results for the event are as follows:
]Naoya Inoue – 117.9 lbs
Aran Dipaen – 117.5 lbs
Wilfredo Mendez – 104.75 lbs
Masataki Taniguchi – 105 lbs

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