Naoya Inoue ensured that boxing judges couldn’t rob him when he stopped Nonito Donaire during the second round of their rematch Tuesday night in Saitama, Japan.

Unfortunately for the Japanese superstar, robbers ransacked his house while Inoue was busy handling his business against Donaire at Saitama Super Arena. According to reports from two Japanese television stations, Fuji TV and TBS, police sources stated that more than a dozen designer bags and expensive pieces of jewelry were stolen from Inoue’s home in Kanagawa, a coastal city just south of Tokyo, while he was at the arena for his fight.

Inoue issued a Tweet, apparently in reference to the incident, which read, “What a disgusting story on an otherwise celebratory day … Everyone be careful!!”

The 29-year-old Inoue knocked down Donaire twice during their highly anticipated bantamweight championship rematch.

“The Monster” first floored Donaire with a right hand to the side of his head toward the end of the first round. Donaire made it to the bell to end the first round because it rang before the action resumed.

Inoue (23-0, 20 KOs) then hurt Donaire, 39, several times with various flush punches during the second round. His left hook sent an overwhelmed Donaire to the canvas again.

Referee Robert Griffin stopped the action at 1:24 of the second round because he concluded Donaire shouldn’t continue following that second knockdown.

Inoue, who has won world titles in three weight classes, retained his IBF and WBA bantamweight championships. He also took the WBC crown from Las Vegas’ Donaire (42-7, 28 KOs), who lost by knockout for just the second time in his 21-year pro career.

The hard-hitting Inoue wants to battle England’s Paul Butler next. Boxing Butler (34-2, 15 KOs), the WBO 118-pound champion, would afford Inoue the opportunity to become their division’s first fully unified champion of the four-belt era.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.