WBA/IBF bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (23-0, 20 KOs) needed just two rounds to annihilate WBC bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (42-7, 28 KOs) at the Super Arena in Saitama, Saitama, Japan.
Inoue wasted little time in letting his hands go, dropping Donaire in the latter stages of the first before wave after wave of attack in the second swept away any suggestion of a win for the veteran Donaire.
“Thank you so much everyone, I did it,” said Inoue (23-0, 20 KOs) during his post-fight interview. “In the very first round I seen the left hook from Nonito and that punch made me wake up. To be able to raise my status, I needed to win, so I just decided to finish this fight.”