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Naoya Inoue defeats Luis Nery six times in a row at The Dome

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Naoya Inoue defeats Luis Nery six times in a row at The Dome


(Courtesy: Naoki Fukuda)

TOKYO — The Tokyo Dome had not hosted a boxing match in more than 34 year. Naoya “Monster” Inoue (27-0, 24 KOs), boxing’s pound-for-pound king, made it worth the wait. Inoue won the junior featherweight title with a TKO victory in the sixth round over former Mexican world champion Luis Nery (35-2, 27 KOs).

Inoue won his 22nd world championship, a decade after he won his first.

“Inoue is among the greatest fighters I’ve promoted, and he was sensational once again. Nery came to win, but ‘The Monster’ was too much,” said Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum.

Inoue was knocked out early in the first stanza by a counter-left hand as he closed on Nery. In the next round, the 31-year old returned the favor by knocking Nery out with a counter-left hook. Inoue continued to take down Nery during the subsequent rounds before dropping Nery again with a Left Hook in the 5th. The pound-four pounder landed a series of right hands in the sixth round to finish the fight at 1:22.

Inoue said, “I appreciate Nery. That’s why I shook hands with him after the…



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