Naoya Inoue vs Marlon Tapales full card results, schedule for 2023 Boxing Day fight

Boxing fans are in for a Boxing Day treat as Naoya Inoue continues his quest for greatness, with the Japanese sensation taking on Marlon Talaples for the all the marbles at super bantamweight. 

Inoue can join Terence Crawford as the only male fighters in the four-belt era to become undisputed champion of the world in two weight classes, having already cleaned up at bantamweight last year. 

Standing in the way of the pound-for-pound star (25-0) is Tapales of the Philippines (37-3), who collected his WBA Super and IBF straps by defeating Murodjon Akhmadaliev in April of this year. 

Inoue also fought once in 2023 for the WBO and WBC belts, dismantling Stephen Fulton inside eight rounds in July. 

WATCH: Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales, exclusively on ESPN+

The Sporting News will provide results from the full card throughout the day below, followed by a wrap-up of Inoue vs. Tapales. 

Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales full card

  • Naoya Inoue (c) vs. Marlon Tapales (c) for the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF super bantamweight titles
  • Seiya Tsutsumi vs. Kazuki Anaguchi; Bantamweights
  • Kanamu Sakama vs. John Paul Gabunilas; Flyweights
  • Yoshiki Takei vs. Mario Diaz Maldonado; Super Bantamweights
  • Andy Hiraoka vs. Sebastian Diaz Maldonado; Super Lightweights
  • Suguru Ishikawa vs. Fuga Uematsu; Featherweights
  • Rikiya Sato vs. Keisuke Endo; Super Featherweights

How to watch Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales: TV channel, live stream

Region TV channel Live streaming
Canada TSN+
UK and Ireland Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Arena Sky GO
Australia TBC

Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales price: How much does the fight cost? 

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What time is Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales today?

Region Date Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Tuesday, December 26 3 a.m. ET 6 a.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Tuesday, December 26 12 a.m. PT 3 a.m. PT
UK and Ireland Tuesday, December 26 8 a.m. GMT 11 a.m. GMT


Tuesday, December 26 7 p.m. AEDT 10 p.m. GMT


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