Naoya Inoue, the unbeaten three-division champion from Japan known as the Monster, fulfilled his remaining as one of boxing’s best pound-for-pound fighters with a completely exhilarating second-round knockout of Nonito Donaire in their bantamweight title unification fight on Tuesday night at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Inoue displayed his unique blended drink of power, speed and footwork from the underlying toll, walking Donaire down and dropping him with a power searching for right hand near the farthest furthest reaches of the edge.
Donaire stood up and was rescued by karma, yet went down under a tornado of punches part of the way through the second and was immediately waved out by ref Michael Griffin at the 1:24 engraving.
“The last right straight, I didn’t understand it was a right one at this point during the break, I saw the video and understood this would have been the one [that ended Donaire],” said Inoue, who has moreover won belts at 108lbs and 115lbs. “This is wizardry for myself also. I put pressure on myself and did it.”
Inoue landed 42 of 85 punches (49%), diverged from 16 of 71 for Donaire (23%), according to Compubox’s punch experiences.
The unbeaten 29-year-old, who has finished 20 of his 23 master fights inside the distance, added Donaire’s WBC bantamweight title to his WBA and IBF lashes. England’s Paul Butler holds the WBO belt, the fundamental other huge world title at 118lbs, goading the tasty chance of a potential four-belt unification fight in the near future.