Japan’s Inoue dominates Dasmarinas to retain titles

Japan’s Naoya Inoue knocked Michael Dasmarinas down 3 times in 3 rounds to quickly keep his WBA and IBF belts in a bantamweight world title bout on Saturday night.

Inoue knocked the opposition down as soon as in the 2nd and after that two times in the 3rd, requiring the referee to stop the attack at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.

Inoue enhanced to 21-0, with 18 knockouts while Dasmarinas of the Philippines dropped to 30-3-1, with 20 KOs.

It was the very first loss for Dasmarinas considering that losing a split choice in 2014, however it was apparent he has actually never ever dealt with a fighter of the magnitude of Inoue, who is thought about among the leading pound-for-pound fighters in the sport.

Inoue’s strategy to go to the body worked completely on Dasmarinas, who barely tossed any punches in rounds 2 and 3.

In Other Places, Jermall Charlo beat opposition Juan Montiel by a unanimous choice to keep his ideal record undamaged and keep his WBC middleweight title.

The unbeaten Charlo delighted his home town crowd at the Toyota Center arena in Houston, Texas, winning on all 3 judges’ scorecards, consisting of 120-108 on one.

This was the 5th title defence for Charlo, who enhanced to 32-0 with 22 KOs in general.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.