Inoue wants to knock everyone out, promises “#1 level boxing in pound”


The owner of the WBC, IBF and WBA bantamweight belts (up to 53.5 kg) Naoya Inoue (23-0, 20 KOs) promised from now on to “show boxing at the level of the No. 1 fighter in pound-for-pound”, as if before that he was yourself. Before moving to the second lightest (up to 55.3 kg), the Japanese is going to pick up the last title in the current weight – WBO. Briton Paul Butler (34-2, 15 KOs) still has the one.

Earlier in June, Inoue eliminated future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire in two rounds in a rematch. As writes
boxing scenethat win, combined with last month’s loss to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, allegedly allowed Naoe to be crowned the new king of the pound by “many observers.”

“People said that my becoming the number one fighter depends on what happens in the fight with Donaire, and everything turned out as well as I could imagine,” said the Japanese France 24. “From now on, I want to show performances worthy of fighter number 1 in the pound. To do this, I need to unify all the bantamweight titles and then fight in the second bantamweight.”

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Inoue is hoping to get a fight with Butler later this year, and he doesn’t care if it happens in Japan, the US or the UK.

“It doesn’t really matter to me. I want to fight everywhere and show everyone what I can do. I always try to knock out the opponent and I think that the people appreciated it, ”said Naoya, and a little earlier, Butler laughed at the predictions on social networks.

Regrettably, while Inoue was beating Donaire, thieves ransacked his house. He himself is not very sad about this.

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