By Bohol Island News Staff|11:19 PM November 7, 2019
Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue won a unanimous decision over Boholano boxer Nonito Donaire on Thursday in the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight final at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
The Associated Press reported that the three judges scored the bout 116-111, 117-109, 114-113 in favor of Inoue, who improved to 19-0 with 16 knockouts.
Donaire dropped to 40-6 with 26 KOs.
Inoue showcased his skills and his power by controlling the middle rounds. He dropped Donaire Jr. with a vicious left hook to the ribs in the 11th round.
Donaire Jr. survived and fought up until the final bell.
Inoue successfully defended his International Boxing Federation bantamweight crown and won the World Boxing Association bantamweight strap from Donaire Jr.