Inoue Stops Boyeaux in 3rd to Retain WBO Belt – Super Flyweight stud Naoya Inoue successfully defended his WBO world title in Yokohama last night with an early stoppage of Yoan Boyeaux.
The win moves Inoue to 15-0 and gives him a firm grip on a top-10 pound for pound spot. The 24-year-old has already held world titles in two weight classes and he is fast becoming the biggest name in Japanese boxing. Inoue may be heading to the 118 pound bantamweight division after his impressive win on Saturday.
A big ten-fight card supported the Inoue-Boyeaux main event, including two featured bouts that counted on Koki and Takuma Inoue, the brother and cousin of Naoya. Both men lived up to their ends of the bargain as both scored victories on the undercard. Light flyweight world champion Ken Shiro stopped Panama’s Gilberto Pedroza in the fourth round to retain his WBC belt.
Below are quick main event results and you can catch highlights in this latest TBC report.
Saturday, December 30th,2107 – Bunka Gym, Yokohama, Japan
115 LBS 12 RDS: Naoya Inoue def Yoan Boyeaux via KO in RD 3 @1:40.
108 LBS 12 RDS: Ken Shiro def Gilberto Pedroza via TKO in RD 4 @1:12.
126 LBS 12 RDS: Satoshi Shimizu def Eduardo Mancito via TKO in RD 7 @2:08.
122 LBS 10 RDS: Takuma Inoue def Kentaro Matsuda via UD (96-94,98-92,97-93)
140 LBS 8 RDS: Koki Inoue def Dong Hee Kim via TKO in RD 4 @1:25.
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