The upcoming bantamweight title rematch between Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire on June 7 in Tokyo is being sponsored by cryptocurrency betting and gaming operator Stake.com.
As the official betting partner of the event, Stake.com’s branding will be ‘heavily displayed’ in the ring and across the stadium inventory.
“We’re delighted to continue to support the biggest events in boxing across the globe and are very excited to become the official betting partner for Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire,” commented Dominic Rae, Sponsorships Manager for Stake.com.
The match follows the duo’s fight in 2019, which saw Inoue win at the 36,000 capacity Saitama Super Arena and named ESPN’s Fight of the Year.Rae continued: “Like all boxing purists, everyone at Stake.com can’t wait for the rematch and hope this fight is every bit as memorable as the first brilliant bout between these two elite fighters.”
Furthermore, the firm has also revealed that it will be offering odds and double winnings on fight winner bets if the match ends in a KO/TKO on any of the Stake logos displayed around the ring.
The contest marks Stake.com’s second high profile boxing sponsorship in Japan in recent months, with the brand having previously been ringside for April’s World Middleweight unification bout between Gennady Golovkin and Ryōta Murata.
This latest partnership complements Stake.com’s global sports sponsorship portfolio including deals with the UFC, Sergio Aguero and English football club Watford FC, along with international multi-platinum artist Drake.