June twentieth, 2021
Naoya Inoue now has a agency path to the undisputed title following one other good stoppage after the announcement of Nonito Donaire vs. John Riel Casimero.
All hail “The Monster.” Inoue did it once more, knocking out IBF No. 1 contender Michael Dasmarinas within the third spherical with a left hook to the liver to retain his WBA and IBF bantamweight world titles at The Theater at Virgin Inns Las Vegas.
Earlier than Inoue’s distinctive efficiency, it was introduced on tonight’s SHOWTIME telecast that yet one more enormous summer time unification battle had been added to their summer time lineup.
On Saturday, August 14, WBO Bantamweight World Champion John Riel Casimero will face the WBC Bantamweight World Champion Nonito Donaire in a 118-pound unification battle.
Casimero was beforehand scheduled to face two-division world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Concerning Inoue (21-0, 18 KOs), he improved to 16-0 in world title fights, flattening Dasmarinas 3 times. Each was a pulverizing physique blow.
Dasmarinas (30-3-1, 20 KOs) had not tasted defeat since 2014, a 12-0-1 run that earned him the shot at maybe the world’s high pound-for-pound fighter.
It quickly grew to become clear that Dasmarinas was no match for Inoue, who gained the opening spherical and scored a knockdown within the second. Two extra knockdowns within the third have been all she wrote.
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With the win, Inoue now desires to totally unify the division, which may occur after WBO champion Casimero and WBC champion Donaire battle this summer time.
Inoue stated, “Towards the primary ranked fighter, Dasmarinas, I believe I had an ideal win.
“I put together myself to knock them out, whether or not with a head shot or a physique shot. I got here ready and to get a win by knockout is sweet for me.
“The primary spherical, I simply wished to see what he had. It trusted how he got here out, and after a short time, yeah, I believed I may get him out.
“Getting the win makes me smile, however to have the ability to battle the winner of Casimero and Donaire, that brings me one other smile.”
Added High Rank chairman Bob Arum, “Naoya Inoue is a singular pressure of nature inside that ring. One other unbelievable efficiency from ‘The Monster.’
“We see an ideal fighter at work right here, and he’s solely going to get higher.”