Three-division world champion and menacing Japanese slugger Naoya Inoue is taking his talents to America. 

No, Saturday’s bantamweight title bout, as Inoue (19-0, 16 KOs) puts his WBA and IBF titles at stake against Australia’s Jason Moloney (21-1, 18 KOs) in Las Vegas won’t officially mark Inoue’s U.S. debut as a pro (he fought once in Los Angeles on a Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez undercard in 2017). It does, however, mark the first time “The Monster” will invade American soil with the backing of a major promoter and network. 

The 27-year-old Inoue, now promoted by Top Rank, will headline the card (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+) which gives Hall of Famer Bob Arum the chance to educate American fans as to just how dangerous and exciting this smaller fighter from foreign soil can be, similar to what he has previously…

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