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Naoya Inoue… a superstar in the making

By. BrotherJR

May 25, 2018

 

 

Japanese boxing sensation Naoya Inoue’s is called the Monster. Ever since he made his splash on the international boxing scene winning the WBC Light Flyweight title in only his sixth professional just shy 21st birthday on April 6, 2014 (by way of a six round stoppage over Adrian Hernandez), Inoue has been building a reputation as a terror among the smaller weight fighters and a star in the making. In Dec. 2015 Inoue’s reputation increased as me moved up two divisions to win the WBO Jr. Bantamweight title taking apart Omar Narvaez in two rounds.

Among hardcore/serious boxing heads, Inoue was one of THE guys to keep an eye on and one of the more talked about fighters in the world due to not only to his talent, but his rapid rise up the ranks. And the word about Inoue reached the boxing mainstream as last September, Inoue was one of the fighters featured on HBO’s Superfly card at the StubHub Center in Carson, Ca. (Inoue defended his WBO Jr. Bantamweight with a 6th round KO over Antonio Nieves).

Given what we have seen yesterday, as Inoue moved up to Bantamweight challenge WBA “regular” Bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell in Tokyo, Inoue’s stardom is destined to reach new heights. Making the sixth defense of his title McDonnell ran into a buzz saw as Inoue took him apart, stopping him the first round to win the title in just 1 minute and 52 seconds! In arguably the best performance of his career Inoue took the initiative early, hurting McDonnell with a single left hook to the temple :80 seconds in the first round, and a follow-up left hook to the body put McDonnell down. McDonnell got up, but Inoue went on attack mode, swarming McDonnell with a power punches until McDonnell went down for a second time and at that point Ignacio Robles stepped in and called a halt to the contest.

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Even though Inoue was the favorite coming in, the calm, ease, precision and swiftness in which he disposed McDonnell was a surprise and only further enhanced his reputation and resume. Moreover, McDonnell reportedly gained 26 lbs between the weigh-in and fight, outweighing Inoue by 13 lbs when the fighters entered the ring, making Inoue’s performance that much more impressive. In short, Naoya Inoue showed today why he’s called the “Monster” with a sensational performance.

Now 25, it’s becoming clear that Naoya Inoue is entering his prime fighting years. Given all that he’s accomplished so early in career, the question becomes where does Inoue go from here? A couple of weeks ago the World Boxing Super Series announced that part of Season 2 will include a Bantamweight tournament and Inoue has announced that he has accepted an offered slot. This is fantastic news as this Bantamweight tournament will now feature all three Bantamweight current world titlists, Inoue as well as WBO champion Zolani Tete, WBA Super Champion Ryan Burnett, and IBF champion Emmanuel Rodriguez. The possibility of an Naoya Inoue – Zolani Tete matchup in particular is mouthwatering. The star of the “Monster” is shining brighter than ever.

 

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May 26, 2018 Posted by | Blog | , , , | Leave a comment

Pound 4 Pound Boxng Report #202 – Jr. Welterweight Post “Bud”

 

By. BrotherJR

March 23,  2018

 

Boxing Recap
  • Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam
  • Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Medhi Amar
  • Felix Verdejo vs. Antonio Lozada Jr.
Boxing News
  • Jorge Linares vs. Vasyl Lomachenko is signed, sealed and official
Boxing Preview
  • Dillian Whyte vs. Lucas Browne
  • Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker
Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report Info:
Opening by. Sydney G.
Music: “Ruckus” by. ALBM Productions
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Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #186 – Jr. Middleweight Spotlight

 

By. BrotherJR

October 19, 2017

 

Boxing Recap
  • Jermell Charlo’s surprising 1st round KO over Erikson Lubin
  • Jarrett Hurd’s stoppage win over Austin Trout
  • Erislandy Lara’s stoppage win over overmatched  Terrell Gausha
  • Tune-up wins for Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares setting up their rematch.
  • George Groves stops Jamie Cox in four rounds, setting up a British Super Middleweight showdown against Chris Eubank Jr.
Boxing News
  • Kubrat Pulev out, Carlos Takam in as a replace opponent for Anthony Joshua on October 28.
  • Pound 4 Pound Boxing Crew finally gets the chance to talk the drama that is Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz, and Bermane Stiverne.
  • We now know who will be Miguel Cotto’s last opponent of his career… but are we cool with his choice of opponent (Sadam Ali)?
  • Billy Joe Saunders will fight David Lemieux in December… IN CANADA.
Boxing Preview
  • Jezreel Corales vs. Alberto Machado
  • Demetrius Andrade vs. Alantez Fox
  • Ryan Burnett vs. Zhanat Zhikiyanov
  • Murat Gassiev vs. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report Info:
Opening by. Sydney G.
Music: “Up For Grabs” by. ALBM Productions
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Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #172 – Ladies Love Boxing Round 3

 

By. BrotherJR

June 16, 2017

 

Boxing News
  • Looks as if #MayweatherMcGregor will indeed happen, yay (nah, not really).

 

Boxing Recap
  • Given we were off last week we go back a couple of weeks and breakdown Adonis Stevenson’s two round blowout win over Andrzej Fonfara. We also discuss why “Superman” Stevenson is such a polarizing figure among fight fans?
  • Eleider Alvarez’s decision win over Jean Pascal.
  • Ceclia Breakhus vs. Erica Farias Welterweight showdown.

 

Boxing Features
  • Thoughts on Canelo – GGG landing in Las Vegas?
  • What defines greatness in boxing?

 

Boxing Preview
  • Claressa Shields vs. Mery Rancier
  • Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev (rematch)
  • Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Moises Flores

 

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report Info:
Opening by. Sydney G.
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Outro music: “I Saw Myself Today” by. Oddisee
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