Donaire vs Inoue

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  • Donaire vs Inoue
  • 40-5-0 18-0-0
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Score Cards 111-116, 113-114, 109-117
  • Thursday 7th November 2019
  • Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
  • WBA Super World Bantamweight Championship
  • IBF World Bantamweight Championship
  • The Ring Bantamweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Bantamweight
  • Tape
  • 36 age 26
  • 5' 5" / 166cm height 5' 5" / 164cm
  • 68.1" / 173cm reach 68.1" / 173cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
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  • KO RTD UD UD UD < form KO KO TKO TKO RTD <
  • 40 wins 18
  • 26 by ko 16
  • 65% Ko% 89%
  • 5 Losses 0
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2001 Debut 2012
  • tape rankings @ Bantamweight
  • WBA
  • WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Donaire vs Inoue Info

Naoya Inoue beat Nonito Donaire by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Thursday 7th November 2019 at Super Arena in Saitama.

The scorecards were announced as 111-116, 113-114, 109-117 in favor of winner Naoya Inoue.

The fight took place over 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 & The Ring belts on the line.

Donaire vs Inoue stats

Nonito Donaire stepped into the ring with a record of 40 wins, 5 loses and draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Naoya Inoue made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and draws, with 16 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Inoue had a large advantage in power over Donaire, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Donaire's 65%.

Nonito Donaire was the older man by 10 years, at 37 years old.

Both Nonito Donaire & Naoya Inoue fought out of an orthodox stance.

Donaire was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 27 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 11 years and 7 months earlier than Inoue, who’s first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 182 more professional rounds, 289 to Inoue's 107.

Donaire vs Inoue form

Nonito Donaire had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Stephon Young on 27th April 2019 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at Cajun Dome, Louisiana, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Ryan Burnett on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Carl Frampton on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Featherweight championship fight at The SSE Arena, Northern Ireland.

Before that, he had lost to Jessie Magdaleno on 5th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, United States.

He had beat Zsolt Bedak on 23rd April 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Cebu City Sports Complex, Cebu City, Philippines.

Naoya Inoue remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated 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.

Previous to that, he had defeated Juan Carlos Payano on 7th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.

Going into that contest, he had won against 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.

Before that, he had defeated Yoan Boyeaux on 30th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Bunka Gym, Kanagawa.

He had beat Antonio Nieves on 9th September 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Naoya Inoue had been fighting more than Nonito Donaire.

Going to this contest, Nonito Donaire had last fought 1 year 3 months and 7 days ago, while Naoya Inoue's last outing had been 1 year 2 months and 16 days ago.

Donaire's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.

Inoue's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What time did Donaire vs Inoue start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:15 pm UTC at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, which was 7:15 am EST or 4:15 am PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:15 pm GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Donaire vs Inoue?

Donaire vs Inoue was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.

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