Boxing News Preview of Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire fight
Boxing News Preview of Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire Fight. Boxing fans are in for a midweek treat when Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire re-run their 2019 classics. The bantamweight unification clash took place Tuesday from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The first encounter between Inoue and Donaire was a close unanimous choice for the Fight of the Year 2019 among the boxing media. It was the final of the ambitious World Boxing Super Series bantamweight tournament. Donaire enters a tournament that many consider past its prime. Dan lost to Jessie Magdaleno and Carl Frampton in two of his last three matches. While Donaire won his first two fights in the WBSS tournament.
Her not making it to the finals with Inoue has calmed a lot of concerns over her current form. The first half saw him beat Ryan Burnett after Burnett picked up a back injury. Just four rounds into the fight and the semifinal fight came against Stephon Young, who was a late substitute for Zolani Tete. However, when he shot Inoue, one of the best fighters in the world, Donaire showed that he still has a lot of skills that saw him win 30 fights in a row from 2001 to 2012. A record where he won the world title in flyweight, super flyweight, bantamweight, and super bantamweight. In his 35th professional bout, Donaire also added the featherweight world title to his already impressive collection.
The Strength of Two Boxers
Inoue’s speed was a major factor in the fight against Donaire. But Donaire never backed down and displayed a brutal right-handed punch in addition to his trademark left hook. The two men would wound each other throughout the battle before Inoue was able to withdraw late, including by knockdown on body shots in Round 11. Inoue would eventually win the fight by scores of 114-113, 116-111, and 117-109. But Donaire’s performance showed that he still has a lot to offer in the ring. Donaire will be out of the ring until 2021 when he defeats Nordine Oubaali in the fourth round to claim the WBC title. And then defended his belt with another fourth-round knockout, this time over Reymart Gaballo. Inoue’s nickname “The Monster” is apt, considering his destructive power that has brought down all but three of his career opponents.
On his way to becoming one of the sport’s elite pound-for-pounds, Inoue has amassed world titles in junior flyweight, junior bantamweight, and bantamweight. Since his win over Donaire, Inoue has remained flawless, knocking out Jason Moloney, Michael Dasmarinas, and Aran Dipaen. Now, he’s ready for a rematch with his toughest opponent to date as well as the biggest name fighter he’s ever faced. v The remaining lower cards are filled with more fights at lower weight classes. Takuma Inoue, Naoya’s younger brother, returns to the super-bantamweight competition against Gakuya Furuhashi. Takuma Inoue previously held the interim WBC super bantamweight title in 2019. Before suffering a pro singles loss to Oubaali when he challenged for the full title. He holds a 15-1 record with just three knockouts.