Naoya Inoue dropped Nonito Donaire twice in two rounds to beat him via TKO in the main event at Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on June 7, 2022.
WBA(super) & IBF Bantamweight Champion Naoya faced WBC 118 lbs titleholder Donaire in their second title unification bout. The result was the same as the first time, but also a bit different.
Inoue was able to hit cleaner punches in the first round. Donaire countered with a couple of shots but Inoue knocked him down with a body shot. Donaire started the second round with a good straight jab but Inoue continued to nail him punches all over to drop him once again.
The referee stopped the bout at 1:24 in the second round, which would be one of the fastest stoppages in a title unification bout. Inoue’s record improves to 23-0 with 20 knockouts. Inoue earlier defeated Donaire via unanimous decision in their first meeting in 2019.
Inoue now holds three of the four major belts in the bantamweight division.