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Marlon Tapales Confident of Beating Naoya Inoue

Marlon Tapales, the reigning WBA/IBF junior featherweight titlist, has set his sights on his next big upset as he prepares to face four-division and current WBC/WBO 122-pound champ Naoya Inoue in Tokyo. Tapales, known for his upset victory over Murodjon Akhmadaliev in April, is looking to extend his four-fight win streak and claim victory over Inoue.

Despite being the underdog with odds of +850 according to bet365, Tapales is determined to prove the oddsmakers wrong. Inoue, with a record of 25-0 and 22 knockouts, is a heavy favorite at -1600 to win his second undisputed championship.

Tapales, however, is unfazed by the odds, expressing his confidence in his preparation and stating, "I am motivated from the heart and with the joy to emerge victorious in a resounding way. I am ready to beat Naoya Inoue, I am going to knock him out."

Having won his last four fights, including two in Japan, Tapales believes he is well-prepared for the challenge ahead. Reflecting on his opponent, Tapales acknowledged Inoue's skills but remained resolute in his belief that he will emerge victorious.

"I consider Naoya to be a great, skilled, and intelligent boxer," said Tapales. "But I know all the hard work I put in during training camp in Las Vegas and the Philippines will have me ready for this moment."

With the fight expected to be a tough battle, Tapales is determined to bring all four belts back to the Philippines, despite the odds stacked against him. "I am well aware that I am not the favorite according to the oddsmakers," he said. "But, I don't care about that, the result will be different than what they think."

As Tapales gears up for the biggest challenge of his career, boxing fans around the world eagerly anticipate the clash between these two skilled fighters on the quest for undisputed glory.


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