He’s also very good at taking a half step back from the inside to create space and sneak in a right hand. I’d have to watch it over again but only the 2nd, 8th, 9th were won clearly by Donaire.

Brad Katona didn’t expect to be cut from the UFC just two years after winning The Ultimate Fighter season 27. Davis is a former champion at super-featherweight and won the lightweight title last year with a 12 round TKO over a very old Yuriorkis Gamboa. Awkward article. World Boxing News can reveal this year’s winner in the race for WBN Fight of the Year 2019 – Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire.

It was the ninth that brought a big shock, Inoue’s blurred vision saw him caught by a huge right hand, forcing him to hold as the war of the battle was evident to see. Inoue then showed that he was clever enough to cope with the situation of the fight and he could take punch even by receiving the Filipino Flash’s best shots. Less magic against a brave Luke Campbell, but more brutality, slashing body shots and exquisite balance and movement. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. After logging in you can close it and return to this page. Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire fight result: Japanese bantamweight wins World Boxing Super Series. Inoue, a three weight world champion, won the World Boxing Super Series tournament to stake his claim as the best bantamweight in the world. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. The Japanese pound-for-pound king took victory via a unanimous points decision in Saitama unifying the bantamweight division in the process, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Hideyuki Ohashi, the promoter/manager of the Monster as well as former WBC/WBA world 105-pound champ, reviewed the great fight. Fighter of the Year – Manny Pacquiao (86% of the vote), Fight of the Year: Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Inoue is one of the biggest punchers in boxing, in addition to being blindingly fast. Not saying it wasn’t competitive and awesome but Donaire missed a lot of big shots and came away on the wrong side of most exchanges.

The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. "I've prepared perfectly for this title defense against Jason Moloney," Inoue told BoxingScene.com's, The well-regarded challenger is no slouch in the power department with an 81.8 percent career knockout rate, per. Spence beat Shawn Porter to unify the welterweight division as he goes in search of more belts. He boasted a horrible gash on his eyelid and a busted nose into the bargain. And in the Alamodome in Texas, Gervonta Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) takes on Leo Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) in a fight for their respective WBA lightweight and super-featherweight titles.

The unanimous points victory fails to tell the entire story however, with seasoned veteran Donaire proving to be by far the toughest challenge of the Japanese superstar’s career so far. If yes, then he is a superstar. The boxing legend is now a two-time world champion. Inoue unified the bantamweight titles and won the World Boxing Super Series trophy with a gutsy win via unanimous decision over a 36-year-old Donaire on Thursday in Tokyo. "I think Inoue is reckless at times and he is there to be hit. Now he will be matched against increasingly bigger and stronger guys. Good luck. 3 on Boxing Junkie’s pound-for-pound list, is the boogeyman of the 118-pound division but he has talented rivals at the weight.
The eleventh saw Inoue land a trademark body shot to the belly of Donaire, who was staggering like a sleep-walker and then knelt down due to pain. Probably he might intend to prevent Naoya from hitting from the back, but if so, he should have called a knockdown and have started counting even if Donaire was still sleep-walking.

There's a strong argument for Inoue to face the winner of December's title fight between Oubaali and Donaire. Just 15 fights into his career and despite one career defeat, the current unified lightweight world champion sets records for days. More of which is hoped for in 2020. Donaire attempted to retaliate with inaccurate big punches, while Inoue landed a good shot at a time without punching in combination.

Donaire. Santa Cruz is a cardio machine drowning his opponents in volume.

This is definitely not the time to compare him to Paquiao. Jacobs vs. Chavez Jr to be announced today, WBA 108lb title bout canceled after weigh-in, Inoue KOs Moloney, retains WBA/IBF bantam titles, Barrios stops Karl to defend WBA 140lb title. Of note on this undercard is a fight for the women’s WBO super-featherweight belt between Ewa Brodnicka (19-0, 2 KOs) and 2016 Olympian Mikaela Mayer (13-0, 5 KOs). Greg Hardy’s domestic violence case continues to haunt him, and it almost made him pull out of his UFC Vegas 12 fight against Maurice Greene. But if he has done the right thing in declaring the KO, most likely could’ve created a monster controversy and tainted the beauty of the fight. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. The ranking of The Independent's 10 best male boxers on the planet.

The Monster, in the fifth, turned loose with solid overhand rights followed by crisp left hooks that almost toppled the veteran champ. When Donaire turns in pain the ref actually collides with Inoue, to push him away.


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