Japan’s Takuma Inoue, right, sends a right to France’s Nordine Oubaali in a 12th spin of their WBC universe bantamweight pretension compare in Saitama, Japan, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Oubaali degraded Inoue by a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
Naoya Inoue won a unanimous preference over Nonito Donaire on Thursday in a World Boxing Super Series bantamweight final.
Inoue, a IBF universe bantamweight champion from Japan, sent Donaire to a board in a 11th spin during Saitama Super Arena with a physique blow to a abdomen. Donaire got behind adult to finish a spin and a hitch though couldn’t spin things around.
“This quarrel showed my genuine strengths and weaknesses,” Inoue said. “After a year of fights, I’m confident to win this championship.”
The 3 judges scored a hitch 116-111, 117-109, 114-113 in preference of Inoue, who softened to 19-0 with 16 knockouts. Donaire, who is from a Philippines, forsaken to 40-6 with 26 KOs.
Donaire non-stop a cut above Inoue’s right eye with a left offshoot in a second round. He was in control until a fifth when Inoue landed a right offshoot to a jaw, overwhelming a WBA and WBC universe bantamweight pretension hilt and seizing momentum.
On a undercard, Nordine Oubaali of France (17-0, 12 KOs) degraded Inoue’s younger brother, Takuma Inoue (13-1, 3 KOs), by unanimous preference to keep his WBC bantamweight title.