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Naoya Inoue dominates Luis Nery by six rounds in the demolition of The Dome


(Courtesy: Naoki Fukuda)

TOKYO — Tokyo Dome has not hosted a major boxing event in over 34 years. Naoya “Monster” Inoue (27-0, 24 KOs), boxing’s pound-for-pound king, made it worth the wait. Inoue won the junior featherweight title with a TKO victory in the sixth-round over former Mexican world champion Luis Nery (35-2, 27 KOs).

Inoue won his 22nd world title, having recently celebrated his 10th year anniversary of winning the first title.

“Inoue is among the greatest fighters I’ve promoted, and he was sensational once again. Nery came to win, but ‘The Monster’ was too much,” said Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum.

Inoue’s opening stanza was ruined by a counter left hook as he closed the distance on Nery. In the second round, Nery was knocked to the floor by the 31-year-old with a left hook counter. Inoue began to break down Nery in the following rounds, before dropping him with a right hook again in the fifth. The pound-four pounder landed a series of right hands in the sixth round to finish the fight at 1:22.

Inoue said, “I appreciate Nery. That’s why I shook hands with him after the…

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