Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire 2 live fight updates, results, highlights from 2022 WBC, WBA and IBF bantamweight boxing showdown
Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire will at long last meet in their acutely anticipated rematch subsequent to presenting a moment exemplary back in 2019.
Inoue (22-0, 19 KOs) held his WBA and IBF titles against future Half of Famer Donaire yet was cut and moved as far as possible by the veteran Filipino.
The undefeated Japanese legend has returned to exhibiting his shivering knockout power with three ensuing successes inside the distance, in spite of the fact that Donaire has likewise been in sparkling structure.
Presently 39, Donaire halted the beforehand undefeated Reymart Gaballo in four last December to hold the WBC title and add further brilliance to a really scrumptious bring conflict back.
The Sporting News is following the battle liv, giving updates, features and critique beneath.
Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire 2 start time
- Date: Tuesday, June 7
- Start time: 5:30 a.m. ET | 10:30 a.m. BST
- Main event: 8 a.m. ET | 1 p.m. BST (Approximately)
Inoue vs. Donaire 2 takes place at the Saitama’s Super Arena. Event coverage begins at around 5:30 a.m. ET. Inoue and Donaire should make their way to the ring around 7:30 a.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire 2
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The Inoue vs. Donaire 2 main card will air on ESPN+.
Top Rank will show the bout on their YouTube channel in the U.K.
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Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire 2: Fight prediction, undercard, start time, odds, preview, expert pick
One of the best fights in the last few years is set for its second chapter. Two of the best bantamweights of this era will throw down in Japan on Tuesday when unified champion Naoya Inoue takes on WBC titleholder Nonito Donaire at the Saitama Arena (5 a.m. ET, ESPN+). The pair first met in 2019 in a bout hailed as the best of the year to conclude the World Boxing Super Series tournament in the 118-pound division.
Donaire (42-6, 28 KO) entered the tournament thought by many to be well past his prime and having lost bouts to Jessie Magdaleno and Carl Frampton in two of his last three. While Donaire won his first two fights in the WBSS tournament, he did not enter the finals with Inoue having calmed many concerns over his current form. The first round saw him defeat Ryan Burnett after Burnett suffered a back injury just four rounds into the fight and the semifinal bout came against Stephon Young who was a late replacement for Zolani Tete.
But, when given his shot at Inoue,
one of the best fighters in the world, Donaire showed he still held many of the skills that saw him win 30 consecutive fights from 2001 to 2012, a stretch where he won world titles at flyweight, super flyweight, bantamweight and super bantamweight. In his 35th pro fight, Donaire also added a world title at featherweight to his already impressive collection.
“I went in there with so many vulnerabilities and not really caring about anything else but just brawling,” Donaire said in an interview with Yahoo Sports. “This time, I’m bringing everything I am, from a guy with speed, a guy who can counter, a guy who can think and, yeah, a guy who can brawl. I’m going to bring everything that’s in my skill set to the fight this time instead of just going out and brawling.”
The speed of Inoue (22-0, 19 KO) was a major factor in the bout with Donaire, but Donaire never backed down and showcased a brutal right hand in addition to his trademark left hook. Both men would hurt the other throughout the battle before Inoue was able to pull away late, including with a knockdown on a body shot in Round 11. Inoue would ultimately win the fight by scores of 114-113, 116-111, and 117-109, but Donaire’s performance showed he had plenty left to offer inside the ring.
Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire 2 live results, updates
7:09 p.m JST/ 6:09 a.m EST: Takuma Inoue suffered the only defeat of his career to date on the undercard of the initial Inoue-Donaire encounter, dropping a points decision to Nordine Oubaali in a challenge for the WBC bantamweight title. A rebounding Donaire beat Oubaali in his first defence, so that loss for Inoue Jr is not an insignificant part of the story when it comes to today’s three-belt unification.
Takuma Inoue is putting together some impressive work here, with Furuhashi’s come-forward style leaving him exposed to punishing hooks and uppercuts. Round three was big for Inoue and it’s hard to see this one going the 12-round distance if the action continues in this manner, even allowing for the fact that Inoue does not share his older brother’s knockout pedigree.
6:52 p.m JST/ 5:52 a.m EST:
Inoue is making his way to the ring. Calm down, don’t spill your coffee or beverage of choice… it’s the main man’s younger brother Takuma Inoue. He’s fighting compatriot Gakuya Furuhashi and putting his WBO Asia Pacific super bantamweight title on the line. Furuhashi’s Japanese bantamweight title is also up for grabs.
6:40 p.m JST/ 5:40 a.m EST: On Top Rank’s buildup show, they’re reviewing the sensational initial meeting between Inoue and Donaire. Why not enjoy the whole thing just below?
6:20 p.m JST/5:20 a.m EST: Before the principal ringer when the pair met at a similar Saitama setting in November 2019, it was difficult to imagine something besides an Inoue defeat. ‘The Monster’ had shot his direction through the 118lbs division with his shivering power and Donaire had taken the eyebrow-raising choice to venture down from featherweight a year sooner notwithstanding his veteran status. Inoue took care of business however he needed to come through weighty climate as he was harmed and experienced facial harm. In addition, the activity was hair-raising all through. Hopefully they take up where they left out.
6:00 p.m JST/5:00 a.m EST: Hello and welcome of our live inclusion of Naoya Inoue versus Nonito Donaire 2. The acutely expected rematch of their 2019 exemplary is close to three hours away. Yet again inoue’s WBA and IBF belts will be on the line. With Donaire additionally bringing the WBC crown to the table.
Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire 2 fight card
- Naoya Inoue (c) vs. Nonito Doniare (c) for the WBC, WBA (Super), IBF, and The Ring bantamweight titles
- Takuma Inoue vs. Gakuya Furuhashi; super-bantamweights
- Andy Hiraoka vs. Shun Akaiwa; super-lightweights
- Toshiya Ishii vs. Hikaru Fukunaga; super-bantamweights
- Kanamu Sakama vs. Fuki Ishigaki; light-flyweights
Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donairecard, odds
|Naoya Inoue (c) -550||Nonito Donaire (c) +400||WBA, IBF and WBC bantamweight titles|
|Takuma Inoue||Gakuya Furuhashi||Super bantamweight|
|Andy Hiraoka||Shun Akaiwa||Lightweight|
It’s been a delight to watch Donaire, a genuine legend and a dearest warrior. Restore his profession as a real top-level contender. Nonetheless, at 39-years of age. Donaire is at an age where his body can frequently not pull off what has become intuition over his long and celebrated profession. Inoue has previously demonstrated he can beat Donaire, though in an undeniably exhilarating battle, he’s as yet a 29-year-old who has taken an extremely restricted measure of scratches throughout his time in the ring.
Apparently sensible to feel that Inoue will actually want to rehash what he achieved the initial time around and perhaps easily. Anticipate that Donaire should be down and to give all that he has. It’s simply that all that Donaire has probably won’t be sufficient. Pick: Naoya Inoue through TKO10