Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Naoya Inoue Eyes More Titles: I Hope To Win Whole WBSS!

Newly crowned WBA "regular" bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (16-0, 14 KOs) is really looking forward to joining the World Boxing Super Series tournament.

Already in the tournament, are IBF champion Emmanuel Rodriguez, WBO champion Zolani Tete and WBA "super" champion Ryan Burnett. One of the champions will walk away with all of the gold at the end.

On Friday night at the Ota City General Gymnasium in Japan, Inoue made his bantamweight debut in spectacular fashion when he demolished British veteran Jamie McDonnell in the first round.

inoue-mcdonnell-fight (1)

Inoue had already captured title in two other weight divisions and is moving up very quickly through the pound-for-pound ranks.

The Japanese superstar is very surprised with the outcome.

But, he felt a lot stronger during training camp and certainly when he started throwing punches in the ring.

“For those who think it ended too quickly, I’m sorry.  I’m surprised myself with this result. I’d trained extremely hard for this and I’m satisfied right now. While I was in the locker room warming up, I felt I was moving well and I could throw heavier punches. So I knew I could knock him out if I landed them. I’m relieved that I won," Inoue said.

Prior to the bout, McDonnell had been undefeated for ten years and this was the first stoppage loss of his pro career.

Now Inoue is very excited to move forward with the WBSS and he's eager to face the other champions in the tournament - especially Tete and Burnett.

“I believe I was able to showcase what I can do well enough. I’ve received an offer for the WBSS. I will be in it. There will be some of the strongest boxers in the world like Tete and Burnett. I will train even harder and hopefully I can win it all in the tournament," Inoue said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 1hourRun on 05-28-2018

[img]https://i.imgur.com/sstAP5x.gif[/img]

Comment by Kiowhatta on 05-28-2018

Inoue is the real deal- he has supreme confidence in his ability, and he doesn't just wail away like a Deontay Wilder - he stalks his opponents and cuts off the ring more like a Gennady Golovkin. I would say,…

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 05-27-2018

Has he fought outside of Japan yet?

Comment by DuckAdonis on 05-27-2018

How anyone can call this kid a ducker is beyond me; if you join tournaments like these then you are not afraid to lose

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 05-27-2018

[QUOTE=JOITATS;18808794]nery not only with his PEDS history but he came 2 classes over wgt vs yamanaka, as a featherwgt in a bantamwgt world title the guy is a shame to professional boxing because of that, he's banned from ever fighting…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (31)
Top Headlines Josh Taylor vs. Viktor Postol - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Tony Yoka Breaks Down, Batters, Stops David Allen in Tenth Anthony Yarde Punishes Dariusz Sek, Wins By 7th-Round TKO Daniel Dubois Batters Tom Little, Stops Him in Fifth Round Ohara Davies Drills Paul Kamanga In Two, Claims WBC Regional Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Young Gil Bae on July 21 in Thailand Isaac Zarate Edges Ramiro Robles Over Eight in Tough fight Vergil Ortiz Eager To Show Off Skills With Robert Garcia in Corner Photos: Claressa Shields Dropped and Tested, Beats Gabriels Martin Murray is Confident: Roberto Garcia is Made For Me Postol: I Was Really Surprised Taylor Took This Tough of a Fight Joseph Parker Laughs off Dillian Whyte's "Running" Comments Spence Wants Legacy Like Leonard, Ali, Robinson, Mayweather Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo-GGG, Hopkins, Spence, Hurd-Charlo McGuigan: Taylor and McGregor Are Going To Be Superstars Frank Warren Expects Dubois, Yarde To Get Tested at O2 Liam Smith: After I Beat Munguia - Khan, Brook Will Want a Shot! Josh Taylor: Postol is Perfect Test, Really Put The Fire in My Belly Sanchez: Canelo Will Only Avoid a KO Loss if He Runs - He Knows! Dubois Vows: Little is Mentally Weak, I'll Show That, He's Nothing How Errol Spence Jr. Became Everyone's Favorite Welterweight Claressa Shields Gets Off The Floor To Decision Hanna Gabriels Claressa Shields, Hanna Gabriels - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Christina Hammer Handles Tori Nelson Easily, Retains Titles Umar Salamov Knocks Out Brian Howard in Ninth Round Photos: Manny Pacquiao Battering Sparring Partners in Camp Shields vs. Gabriels - CompuBox Historical Review De La Hoya Steps Up Vergil Ortiz, Predicts a Very Bright Future Marcus Morrison Loses In Manchester As Show Called Off Lara: Now That Hurd is Injured - I'm Ready To Fight Charlo Next! Photos: Miguel Berchelt, Jonathan Barros - Ready for Mexico War Munguia-Smith, Machado-Mensah Finalized For July 21, HBO Pacquiao Continues To Reject Talk of Matthysse Event Issues BoxNation, Lou DiBella Reach Deal To Air 'Broadway Boxing' Cards Mickey Bey Erupts Over Parting of Ways With Floyd Mayweather Muhammad Ali Book Brings New Insight To Legendary Career Dana White Takes a Swipe at "Very Oversensitive" Eddie Hearn Joe Cordina is Pumped To Face Sean Dodd For Vacant Belt Alfonso Lopez, Raphael Igbowke Return at Humble Civic Center Martin Murray Lashes Out, Shoves Roberto Garcia at Weigh-In
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement