The stage is hopefully set for another classic showdown between these heralded multi-division world champions, whose last clash in November 2019 was a ‘Fight of the Year’ winner.
Pound-for-pound great Inoue emerged victorious on points on that occasion to become the unified bantamweight world champion and also win the World Boxing Super Series title at 118lbs, but he was hurt early on in an absorbing back-and-forth battle.
Things are expected to be a bit more straightforward this time for ‘The Monster’, the undefeated power puncher who has 19 knockouts from 22 professional career victories and currently holds the WBA, IBF and The Ring titles.
However, only a fool would ever count out Donaire, who despite almost hitting 40 remains a real force to be reckoned with.
‘The Filipino Flash’ shocked Nordine Oubaali to regain the WBC strap and become the oldest bantamweight champion in history one year ago, later retaining the belt with victory over compatriot Reymart Gaballo in California.
Here all the details for tuning in to Tuesday’s fight…
Where to watch Inoue vs Donaire
TV channel: Inoue vs Donaire 2 is not available to watch live on television in the UK, but is on ESPN+ in America and DAZN in Japan.
Live stream: However, promoters Top Rank will be streaming the whole card live for free via their official YouTube channel on Tuesday, exclusively in the UK and Ireland.
LIVE blog: You can also catch all the action courtesy of Standard Sport’s live fight blog.
The main card is due to start at approximately 10:30am BST in the UK, with the main event scheduled for around 12:30pm.