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Inoue, Donaire promise repeat of 2019 bantamweight classic

Inoue, Donaire promise repeat of 2019 bantamweight classic

Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire produced a stone-cold bantamweight boxing classic when they fought in Japan in 2019, and the pair are promising that more is in store in Tuesday’s much-anticipated sequel. Japan’s “Monster” Inoue and “Filipino Flash” Donaire will meet again in Saitama for a unification bout that sees the unbeaten Inoue’s WBA and …

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Inoue eyes undisputed bantamweight crown after demolishing Donaire

Inoue eyes undisputed bantamweight crown after demolishing Donaire

Japan’s unbeaten “Monster” Naoya Inoue set his sights on becoming the undisputed world bantamweight champion after demolishing Nonito Donaire inside two rounds on Tuesday to claim his third title. Inoue had edged Philippines veteran Donaire in a tightly fought classic in 2019 but there was nothing close about the rematch in Saitama as Inoue added …

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Naoya Inoue fueling boxing's modern renaissance, one KO at a time

Naoya Inoue fueling boxing’s modern renaissance, one KO at a time

There are three undisputed champions and nine unified champions across boxing’s 17 weight classes. None of those elite fighters is quite like the guy known by his fans as “The Monster.” Naoya Inoue defeated a surefire Hall of Famer in devastating fashion on Tuesday in Saitama, Japan, knocking Nonito Donaire down twice and stopping him …

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