March 10, 1993
On October 2, 2012, at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, he knocked out Crison Omayao in four rounds.
won the world title
On April 6, 2014-04, in Tokyo, Japan, he technically knocked out Mexican Adrián Hernández in six rounds and snatched the World Boxing Council light flyweight title from him. On December 30, 2014, he defeated Argentine Omar Narváez by effective knockout in two rounds and snatched the WBC super flyweight belt from him. On October 7, 2018, he defeated Juan Carlos Payano by effective knockout, at the Arena, Yokohama and became the WBA bantamweight champion and on May 18, 2019, he defeated Emmanuel Rodríguez by effective knockout and obtained the scepter. IBF rooster. On November 7, 2019, he defeated Nonito Donaire by unanimous decision and added the WBA super bantamweight belt to the one he already owned from the IBF.
Lost His Title
After a successful defense, on September 5, 2014 against Wittawas Basapean, he resigned to challenge for the WBO super flyweight belt and won it. After six successful defenses, he relinquished the WBO super flyweight belt to pursue the WBA bantamweight title, which he won.
Naoya Inoue is considered the best Japanese boxer of all time.