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Naoya Inoue vs Michael Dasmarinas report
Who won Inoue vs Dasmarinas?
Naoya Inoue beat Michael Dasmarinas by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 19th June 2021 at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This contest was for the unified bantamweight championship of the world, with the WBA & IBF belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Mikaela Mayer was victorious over Erica Anabella Farias and Adam Lopez lost to Isaac Dogboe.
Inoue vs Dasmarinas stats
Naoya Inoue stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michael Dasmarinas made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 20 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Inoue had advantage in power over Dasmarinas, with a 85% knock out percentage over Dasmarinas' 67%.
Naoya Inoue was the younger man by 1 year, at 29 years old.
Dasmarinas had a height advantage of 2 inches over Inoue.
Naoya Inoue fought out of the orthodox stance, while Michael Dasmarinas was a southpaw.
Inoue was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 8 months later than Dasmarinas, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 44 less professional rounds, 138 to Dasmarinas' 182.
Michael Dasmarinas was ranked number 8 by the WBA and 1 by the IBF in the 118lb division.
Inoue vs Dasmarinas form
Inoue remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jason Moloney on 31st October 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Nonito Donaire on 7th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had beat Emmanuel Rodriguez on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Bantamweight, WBA World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against Juan Carlos Payano on 7th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
He had beat Jamie McDonnell on 25th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
What time did Inoue vs Dasmarinas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Inoue vs Dasmarinas?
The ESPN show is expected to begin at 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST. The Sky Sports Arena broadcast of the card is expected to start at 3:00 AM (BTS).
What were the odds on Inoue vs Dasmarinas?
Naoya Inoue was a 3/50 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Michael Dasmarinas made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.