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‘Monster’ Inoue chosen as MVP for 2023 for 6 straight years and 7th overall

Feb 03, 2024 9:27 am

  Undisputed World super bantamweight champion Naoya ‘’the Monster’’ Inoue of Ohashi Boxing Gym was unanimously chosen as MVP for 2023 for the sixth straight time and his seventh overall on Feb. 2 in Tokyo.

Inoue chosen as MVP for 6th straight year and his 7th overall

  Inoue, who stopped Stephen Fulton of the United States in July and knocked out Marlon Tapales of the Philippines in December, also captured the KO Prize for the fourth straight year and his seventh overall.

A total of 32 writers of eastern and western Japanese televisions, newspapers and specialized magazines entrusted by Japan Boxing Commission selected the recipients by vote.

The Fulton-Inoue bout was given the Best Bout Award in the world championships.

Inoue said through the gym, ‘’I feel strong gratitude toward President Ohashi, the gym’s staff and fans rooting for me all the time. I am determined to turn in a kind of fight everybody wants to see. I would appreciate it if you would continue to root for me.’’

Inoue’s father and trainer Shingo Inoue was presented with the Best Trainer Award.

Meanwhile, World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association light flyweight champion Kenshiro Teraji of B.M.B. Boxing Gym captured the Technique Prize for the second straight year and his second overall.

Former World Boxing Organization super flyweight champion Junto Nakatani of M.T Boxing Gym was given the Outstanding Performance Prize for his second straight year and his third overall.

The Effort and Fighting Spirit Prize Awards went to Seiya Tsutsumi of Kadoebi Boxing Gym.

Kick boxer-turned Tenshin Nasukawa of Teiken Boxing Gym, who made a professional debut in April, was presented with the Rookie of the Year Award.

In the female boxing, WBO super flyweight champion Mizuki Hiruta of Misako Boxing Gym was selected as MVP for the second straight year.

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