Naoya Inoue is named “The Monster” for good cause.
When he met Nonito Donaire in November 2019, Inoue was genuinely examined for the primary time in ESPN’s Combat of the 12 months. He defeated Donaire (42-7, 28 KOs) through unanimous-decision on that evening, however 31 months later, Inoue made simple work of the longer term Corridor of Famer.
Inoue (23-0, 20 KOs) floored Donaire with a pointy proper hand within the closing seconds of their bantamweight title unification on Tuesday in Japan, after which dropped him once more in Spherical 2.
A left hook from Inoue surprised Donaire, earlier than the Japanese star trapped him within the nook and unleashed a barrage of punches that floored him a second time.
Donaire, 39, beat the depend, however was in no form to proceed and the referee stopped the bout at 1:24 of the spherical.
With the victory, Inoue added a 3rd 118-pound title and cemented himself as ESPN’s No. 2 pound-for-pound boxer.