To talk about the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world today without including Naoya Inoue is impossible today. The “Monster” has practically cleaned up the bantamweight division and on Tuesday he put on another impressive performance when he finished Nonito Donaire in Saitama.
It’s not what but how. The Japanese’s superiority is always in evidence and the show he puts on is a constant both when he gets into a war and when he wins in emphatic fashion.
The two fights against Donaire are a clear example of that. In the first, held in 2019, Inoue battled with a fractured orbital and lived through the drama before pulling out a win in an action-packed, thrilling bout. In the rematch, he finished the Filipino in just two rounds but his ability to hurt and his combinations, made the fight a thrilling experience.
Inoue has everything it takes to capture the world’s attention and is the first fighter from his country to win three belts, which already makes him historic in a nation that has a long history in boxing.
The world has its eyes on him and is waiting for his next step. He is a guarantee of spectacle and owner of an exceptional boxing. This Tuesday he made it clear once again.