Inoue Stops Kono in Tokyo – The weekend festivities are underway in Japan as WBO 115 pound world titleholder Naoya Inoue headlined Ohashi Pormotions event at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo this past Friday evening. Inoue successfully defended his title against the challenge of fellow countryman Kohei Kono, a former world champion in his own right.
Inoue moves to 12-0 and there will be a lot of speculation as to what lies next for the 23-year-old known as “The Monster.”
IBF world light flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi successfully defended his belt against Thailand’s Wittawas Basapean. Don’t miss this latest TBC report for the quick results and details coming into us from Tokyo.
Inoue Stops Kono in Tokyo
Also of note, the undercard featured 140 pound fighter Koki Inoue, who moved to 6-0 as a pro with a third round TKO over veteran Futoshi Usami. Inoue, 24 years old, is the cousin of main event fighter Naoya Inoue, and both are trained by Naoya’s father Shingo Inoue.
The card is the first of a weekend that features 7 world title fights going down in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Here, TBC takes a closer look with analyst Kid Hersh at Saturday night’s Takashi Uchiyama versus Jezreel Corrales re-match for the WBO super featherweight world title.
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