Boxing Legend Urged to Retire After Getting ‘Massacred’ in His Last Fight

Published 06/08/2022, 3:58 AM EDT

The unified bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue took on the WBC bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire on June 7, 2022. The Japanese fighter brutally knocked out the Filipino Flash in the 2nd round of the fight and won the WBC title.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: Naoya Inoue celebrates defeating Jason Moloney (not pictured) in their bantamweight title bout at MGM Grand Conference Center on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

Boxing fans around the world couldn’t stop singing their praises for ‘The Monster’. Tweets flooded the timeline, with fans expressing their thoughts on the fight.

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Fans react to Naoya Inoue’s monstrous knockout

Naoya Inoue completely overpowered the Filipino boxer and asserted his dominance during the fight. Consequently, the unified bantamweight champion pounded Donaire with a barrage of punches and a final left hook knocked him out.

Fans were quick to point out the stellar performance displayed by ‘The Monster’.

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The praises came in full swing on Twitter as some fans called him “the best fighter in the world.”

 

However, things don’t look so good for Donaire, as this brutal knockout has left fans wanting the Filipino to hang the gloves up as one fan claims “his age caught up” to him.

Unsurprisingly, most fans acknowledge Inoue should be very high on the pound-for-pound list. Some went as far as calling him the No. 1.

Finally, one individual took it to a whole new level as he boldly claimed Inoue can knock out the WBC and lineal heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, in the 1st round.

Nevertheless, the Japanese fighter really took the fight to Donaire, and the veteran failed to conquer him. However, only time will tell what will follow for the two fighters.

What’s next for Naoya Inoue?

After attaining the WBC bantamweight title from Donaire, the Monster will have his eyes set on becoming the undisputed bantamweight champion. However, to achieve this feat, he will have to defeat the WBO champion, Paul Butler.

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Following this emphatic performance, Inoue has the boxing world itching to see him inside the squared circle as soon as possible. Hence, Inoue going toe to toe against Butler for the undisputed title is the fight that the boxing world is waiting for.

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Darsh Karkera

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Darsh Karkera is a Boxing author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his masters in Clinical Psychology at CHRIST University, Bangalore. According to Darsh himself, the one and only one thing that fuels him, is sports.

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