WBC Bantamweight Champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire is ready to face WBA/IBF Bantamweight Champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue, who is 17-0 in world title fights.
Both warriors will clash in a unification rematch on Tuesday, June 7 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Inoue and Donaire first fought in November 2019 at the same venue, with Inoue enduring a broken orbital bone and fractured nose to win a decision.
Inoue (22-0, 19 KOs), a three-division world champion, won the WBC light flyweight title in April 2014 and then dominated the super flyweight and bantamweight divisions, winning world titles.
Inoue has a streak of seven consecutive knockouts against fighters who had never previously been stopped. He joined the bantamweight ranks in May 2018 with a devastating first-round knockout of Jamie McDonnell. A year later, he knocked out Emmanuel Rodríguez in two rounds to win the IBF world title. Since then he has unified the IBF and WBA belts against Donaire. Inoue then knocked out Jason Moloney, Michael Dasmariñas and Aran Dipaen.
“Monster” is breathing fire in training camp, because he`s determined to add the WBC Green and Gold Belt to his glittering collection.
Inoue-Donaire 2 and preliminary fights will stream live in the US on ESPN+ and in Japan on Amazon Prime.