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Naoya Inoue vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez WBBS Bantamweight Semi-Final to Take Place in the U.S.

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By. BrotherJR

October 25, 2018

 

Last Saturday in Orlando, FL Emmanuel Rodriguez defended his IBF Bantamweight title defeating Jason Moloney by split decision during third quarterfinal of the WBSS Bantamweight tournament. In attendance to do some scouting was current WBA Bantamweight Naoya Inoue who destroyed Juan Carlos Payano earlier this month during his WBSS Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout.

Rodriguez and Inoue are now set to fight each other during the semi-final round of the WBSS tournament. While the date and specific locale of the bout has yet to be announced, 3KingsBoxing has learned that the Inoue vs. Rodriguez bout will take place in the U.S.

In Japan yesterday upon his return from witnessing Rodriguez win over Moloney Inoue spoke with the local press and revealed he’s expecting his upcoming bout with Rodriguez to take place in the United States in the Spring of 2019. This sentiment was repeated by his promoter Hideyuki Ohashi. Inoue also disclosed that Rodriguez would be the best opponent that he’s faced so far in his career, applauding Rodriguez on his use of angles, his skills and his technique. Despite the high praise given to his upcoming opponent, Inoue also told the Japanese press that he did note some flaws with Rodriguez.

Naoya Inoue made his U.S. debut as part of the HBO SuperFly3 card in Sept. 2017 (stopping Antonio Nieves in six rounds). Over the last year, the legend and myth of Inoue has seemed to only grow with his move up to Bantamweight blasting out Jamie McDonnell to win the WBA Bantamweight title as well as his recent destruction of Payano. U.S. hardcore boxing heads have been wondering and anticipating the opportunity to see the Japanese dynamo fight in the States again. Well folks, will get that opportunity next Spring, CAN’T WAIT!

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October 25, 2018 Posted by | Article, News | , , , | Leave a comment

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #225 – “Monster” Mash

 

By. BrotherJR

October 9, 2018

 

Boxing Recap

  • Naoya Inoue vs. Juan Carlos Payano
  • Ken Shiro vs. Milan Milendo
  • Kiryl Relikh vs. Eduard Troyanovsky
  • Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Johnson
  • Jessie Vargas vs. Thomas Dulorme
  • Danny Roman vs. Gavin McDonnell
  • Srisaket Sor Rungisai vs. Iran Diaz

 

Boxing News

  • Canelo Alvarez next fight will be against Rocky Fielding at 168… really?!?!
  • Tyson Fury not yet in VADA testing program for his upcoming bout against Deontay Wilder.
  • Boxing returning to NBC.

 

Boxing Preview

  • Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez
  • Zolani Tete vs. Mikhael Aloyan

 

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Info:

Opening by. Sydney G.

Music: “Pound 4 Pound Intro” by. Natty Turna and “Throw it My Way” by. ALBM Production

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October 9, 2018 Posted by | Analysis, Audio, News, Podcast | , , | Leave a comment

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #219 – Wilder vs. Fury… it’s on!!!

 

By. BrotherJR

August 23, 2018

 

Boxing Recap
  • Tyson Fury vs. Francesco Pianeta. More importantly, the announcement that took place afterwards.
  • Carl Frampton vs. Luke Jackson. Again more importantly, what’s up next for Frampton, a showdown against IBF Featherweight champion Josh Warrington.
  • Cristofer Rosales vs. Paddy Barnes
  • Bryant Jennings vs. Alexander DImintrenko
Boxing News
  • We have a date for Naoya Inoue’s upcoming WBSS Bantamweight Tournament fight against Juan Carlos Payano.
Boxing Preview
  • Ray Beltran vs. Jose Pedraza
  • Isaac Dogboe vs. Hidenori Otake
Pound 4 Pound Boxing Info:
Opening by. Sydney G.
Music: “Pound 4 Pound Intro” by. Natty Turna and “Tacos n’ Barz” by. ALBM Production
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August 23, 2018 Posted by | Analysis, Audio, Podcast | , , , , | Leave a comment

Naoya Inoue Returns to the Ring For a Special Public Sparring Session

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By. BrotherJR

August 21, 2018

 

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report has learned that current WBA Bantamweight champion and Japanese boxing superstar Naoya Inoue took part in a special three round exhibition against former world Featherweight title challenger Genesis Servania this past Sunday at the Sangyo Hall in Kanazawa Japan.

Both Inoue (16-0, 14 KO’s) and Servania (31-1, 14 KO’s) have sparred each other in the past and this particular sparring session was fast-paced and intense. Little was held back by either men as both fighters looked sharp. This was a treat for the Japanese fans as they witnessed Inoue, considered one of the best fighters in the world pound 4 pound take part in a public sparring session against a high quality fighter (Servania is ranked 10th by the WBC, and 3rd by the WBA and IBF at Featherweight) who gave current WBO Featherweight champion Oscar Valdez all he could handle during an unsuccessful title try in September of last year.

In an interview after the sparring session, Inoue revealed that his upcoming bout against Juan Carlos Payano (20-1, 9 KO’s) in the upcoming WBSS Bantamweight tournament would take place in October. While no specific date was announce, Inoue’s announcement gives validation to Leon Margules (president of Warriors Boxing) telling the TASS Russian News Agency that WBA Super Lightweight champion Kiryl Relikh’s (who Margules promotes) upcoming title defense against no. 1 contender Eduard Troyanovsky (Relikh – Troyanovsky is part of the WBSS Super Lightweight tournament) will take place on October 7 in Yokohama, Japan.

It is presumed that Relikh – Troyanovsky would on the undercard of the upcoming Inoue – Payano bout. We will keep you informed on further developments and the official date for Naoya Inoue’s upcoming bout against Juan Carlos Payano.

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