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Naoya Inoue brought home the WBC bantamweight title after destroying The Filipino Flash Nonito Donaire in two rounds at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on Tuesday.
The WBA and IBF bantamweight champion from Japan was able to claim the victory against the 39-year-old WBC bantamweight champion via technical knockout.
Inoue successfully landed a quick right hand to Donaire, knocking him off just before the first round of the match ended.
The Filipino Flash scrambled in the second round, as he was cornered by the aggressive 29-year-old Japanese multiple times, throwing punches after punches which eventually knocked him off to close the match. The official time of the stoppage was at 1:24 in the second round.
As Inoue effortlessly defended his WBA and IBF belts, he is now eyeing to become an undisputed champion before elevating to the 122 pounds category. Paul Butler, an English professional boxer, holds the WBO bantamweight crown after beating Filipino Jonas Sultan last April.
Contributed by John Leeroy Hodges