McDonnell Hits Japan, Feels Confident of Shocking Naoya Inoue

By Hisao Adachi

On Sunday, World Boxing Association (WBA) "regular" bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (29-2-1, 13KOs) arrived in Japan, precisely at the airport International Haneda of Tokyo.

He is scheduled to defend his crown for the sixth time against sensational unbeaten Japanese Naoya Inoue (15-0, 13KOs) on Friday, May 25, at Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.

Inoue, regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in boxing, is looking to capture his third divisional title.

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Upon arriving in Tokyo, the world champion expressed his confidence in winning the upcoming bout - where he is widely viewed as a massive underdog.

"Right now I am in unbeatable physical and mental conditions like never before. I have a good understanding that Naoya Inoue is a great boxer and a knockout artist and he's one of the best fighters in the world, pound for pound, but I can box with anyone. I am unbeaten for the last ten year and I am a long-time world champion for four years," McDonnell said.

"I came to Japan to prove that I am the very strong world champion. I am very excited and motivated with this fight against Naoya Inoue. I have heard that Naoya Inoue is going to knock me out. I think that Naoya Inoue has never fought someone like me in his entire career.

"I am convinced that I am the best bantamweight in the world, I will have to demonstrate my unequivocal superiority to Naoya Inoue, who will know that there is a difference in the boxing level between me and him.. of course I am superior to him.

McDonnell is the first English fighter to go to Japan to make a defense of a world title. He holds two victories by decision over Japan's Tomoki Kameda - with both fights taking place in Texas in 2015.

The WBA bantamweight king Jamie McDonnell makes a statement that he strongly proposes to participate in the attractive World Boxing Super Series tournament after victimizing Naoya Inoue in Japan.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KING5TWENTY on 05-21-2018

I havent seen him since that fight I had him losing to Komeda

Comment by Sid-Knee on 05-21-2018

[QUOTE=dannnnn;18791183]Jamie McDonnell is one of the worst 'world champions' I've ever seen, and I say that as an Englishman. I'm not suggesting that he's a terrible boxer or unworthy of any respect; just that he's simply not world class and…

Comment by dannnnn on 05-21-2018

Jamie McDonnell is one of the worst 'world champions' I've ever seen, and I say that as an Englishman. I'm not suggesting that he's a terrible boxer or unworthy of any respect; just that he's simply not world class and…

Comment by DaFan on 05-21-2018

This guy is in for a good beating!

Comment by Cantona on 05-21-2018

[QUOTE=SteveM;18790178]Jaime doesn't speak like that lol, not his words[/QUOTE] Haha mate I thought the same when I got to unequivocal superiority. No way those words have come out of Jamie's mouth. If I've learned one thing over the years it…

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