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Inoue vs Donaire 2 live stream and how to watch the boxing for free

Naoya Inoue (L) of Japan and Nonito Donaire (R) of the Philippines exchange punches in their first fight
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Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire return to the ring to fight out out for four of the world bantamweight title belts shortly in Saitama, Japan. Their first boxing match was voted fight of the year by The Ring magazine. The Inoue vs Donaire ring walks are expected at approximately 7.30am ET / 12.30pm BST today with the card underway two hours before. The fight is available for free in the UK and available for cord cutters in the States. Make sure you know how to watch a Inoue vs Donaire 2 free live stream from wherever you are. Let's get ready to rumble!

Inoue vs Donaire 2 live stream

Date: Tuesday 7th June 2022

Venue: Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

Start time: 5.30am ET/10.30am BST

Ring walks: 7.30am ET / 12.30pm BST 

FREE UK stream: Top Rank YouTube channel (opens in new tab)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

US stream: ESPN+

If you missed Inoue v Donaire 1 in November 2019, then get yourself onto YouTube before the big fight, because you're in for a treat. Both men enjoyed success, but it was Inoue who came out on top by unanimous decision. This fight is as big as it gets down in the lighter weight divisions and is not one to be missed.

Naoya Inoue (22-0, 19 KOs) is up there in the pound-for-pound lists with Canelo Alvarez, Tyson Fury and Terrence Crawford thanks to a combination of freakish power for his weight and supreme ring generalship. Nicknamed The Monster, the 29-year-old Japanese is an unbeaten three-weight world champion who won the 2018-19 World Boxing Super Series, defeating Emmanuel Rodriguez en route to the final with Nonito Donaire.

Inoue dropped Donaire in their first fight in the 11th round to get the decision, but had to work as hard as he ever has before or since to win. No one has been able to test Inoue in the three fights since, which makes this rematch all the more fascinating.

Nonito Donaire (42-6, 28 KOs) is a four-weight world champion and brings his WBC strap to the party for this mouthwatering rematch. The Filipino Flash inflicted a bad cut over Inoue's right eye in the pair's last fight and inflicted a fractured orbital bone and a broken nose too. One of only three men to go the distance with Inoue in the Japanese's professional career, Donaire has the tools and heart to make life very difficult for the pound-for-pound contender. 

The fight takes place over 12 rounds in the bantamweight division at the Super Arena, Saitama, Japan. Boxing fans will be treated to a packed card featuring Naoya Inoue's younger brother Takuma, who faces on Gakuya Furuhashi for the WBO Asia Pacific and Japanese super bantamweight titles, and Andy Hiraoka vs Shun Akaiwa for Hiraoka's Japanese Super Lightweight title.

Today's big fight is available in the US on ESPN+. In the UK, promoter Top Rank's YouTube channel (opens in new tab) will be showing the fight for free. Make sure you know how to watch a Inoue vs Donaire 2 live stream from where you are.

Watch a free Inoue vs Donaire 2 live stream

IBF and WBA bantamweight boxing champion Naoya Inoue of Japan (L) and WBC champion Nonito Donaire of Philippines (R) pose during a press event

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Good news! Boxing fans in the UK will be able to watch Inoue vs Donaire 2 on promoter Top Rank's YouTube channel (opens in new tab). Even better, it seems that the repeat of the 2019 Fight of the Year is going to be free to air, with no subscription fees needed in Blighty. It's in the middle of the working day on Tuesday afternoon, so just make sure your boss can't see what you're up to.

Out of the country at the minute?

UK nationals away from home can access the Top Rank YouTube channel from abroad with a VPN (opens in new tab). Full details just below.

Watch an Inoue vs Donaire 2 live stream from abroad with a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Kambosos Jr vs Haney rights holders, you won't be able to access these streaming services when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

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ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it for the boxing – you'll be surprised how easy it is.

How to use a VPN

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the boxing you may wish to choose 'UK' for the Top Rank YouTube channel.

3. Then head over to YouTube (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the Inoue vs Donaire 2 free live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.

US: Watch an Inoue vs Donaire 2 live stream

ESPN+

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Inoue vs Donaire 2 is available in the States on the ESPN+ streaming service. It costs $4.99 per month or $13.99 as part of a triple threat with Hulu and Disney+ too.

Away from the US right now?

US nationals can access ESPN+ from anywhere in the world with a VPN. (opens in new tab)

We recommend ExpressVPN which comes with a risk-free 30-day money back guarantee. Full details just above.

Aus: Watch Inoue vs Donaire 2 live stream

Sorry, Aussie fight fans – at the time of press, there was no news on whether the fight would be shown on a streaming service in Australia. That includes whether or not it will be possible to watch the show via Top Rank's YouTube channel.

If you're getting geo-blocked from the YouTube channel, then Brits away from home should remember that they can watch the Inoue vs Donaire 2 live stream from anywhere by using a VPN. (opens in new tab)

Inoue vs Donaire 2 full card

Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire – IBF, WBA, and WBC Bantamweight titles

Takuma Inoue vs Gakuya Furuhashi – WBO Asia Pacific and Japanese Super Bantamweight titles

Andy Hiraoka vs Shun Akaiwa – Japanese Super Lightweight title

Toshiya Ishii vs. Hikaru Fukunaga – Super Bantamweight

Kanamu Sakama vs. Fuki Ishigaki – Light Flyweight

Minori Okamura vs Kota Matsuno – Welterweight

Chihiro Iwashita vs Seiru Yamana – Super Featherweight

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