Naoya Inoue, the unified bantamweight champion, won against fellow world title holder Donaire in front of thousands at the Saitama Super Arena. However, he reported a robbery at his house only hours after knocking out Nonito Donaire.
The boxer resorted to social media to inform followers about the robbery. He urged his admirers to be cautious after a valuable item was stolen. He also stated that it had spoiled what had otherwise been a fantastic evening in which he had moved one step closer to uncontested greatness.
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“I saw the news,” he remarked in a tweet to his followers. “But on a happy day, it’s a bad story, isn’t it? Everyone should be careful.”
— 井上尚弥 Naoya Inoue (@naoyainoue_410) June 8, 2022
The incident is said to have occurred when Inoue and his team were at the arena. Inoue was attempting to stop Donaire from becoming the undisputed WBA, WBC, and IBF bantamweight champion.
The duo had battled to a tight decision in one of the finest bouts of 2019. They were rematching two-and-a-half years later at the exact location with the same belts on the line.
Donaire was unable to cope with Inoue’s punches and accuracy this time. He dropped Donaire at the end of the first round. The match concluded in less than five minutes.
“Two years and seven months ago I fought against Nonito Donaire in the WBSS final here at the same venue,” Inoue stated after the bout. “You gave me the power, thank you.
“In the very first round I received a left hook from Nonito and that punch made me wake up and stay focused, throughout the fight. The last right straight, I didn’t know it was a great one but I saw the video and I knew this is going to be the one.”
“I didn’t know the specific round, but to be able to reach my status up at the top I needed to win this fight so I decided to finish it at this moment. This fight was magic for myself as well, I pressured myself and I did it.”