2019 May 18

Naoya Inoue vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez

12 rounds, for Rodriguez's IBF bantamweight title

Naoya Inoue has his work cut out for him. Although Inoue has looked very spectacular as of late, Rodriguez does have elite boxing skills that cant be underestimated here. Inoue however is the more dynamic athlete and the bigger puncher in this bout. The confidence level displayed by Inoue is tremendous. He looks like a fighter that don’t think anyone can beat him in the division. We think he is right. Inoue is special. There is a reasonable chance Rodriguez gets to hear the final bell but the winner will be Naoya Inoue. The Pick is Naoya Inoue to win.

The Pick: Naoya Inoue to win fight