Nov 07 2019
Thursday

Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

12 rounds contest
@ Bantamweight
40-5-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 111-116
  • 113-114
  • 109-117
UD 12
18-0-0

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Bantamweight Championship
IBF World Bantamweight Championship
The Ring Bantamweight Championship

The tape

38
Age
28
5' 5" / 166 cm
Height
5' 5" / 164 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KORTDUDUDUD
Form
KOKOTKOTKORTD
40
Wins
18
26
By KO
16
65
KO%
89
5
Loses
0
0
Draws
0
2001
Debut
2012

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

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The Ring
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WBA
-
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WBC
-
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WBO
-
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IBF
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Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue report

Who won Donaire vs Inoue?

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 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 & The Ring belts on the line.

The undercard featured the clash of Oubaali vs Inoue for the WBC World Bantamweight championship.

Donaire vs Inoue stats

Nonito Donaire stepped into the ring with a record of 40 wins, 5 loses and 0 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 0 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 38 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, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 176 more professional rounds, 293 to Inoue's 117.

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.

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 won against 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 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.

Hehad 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.

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 2 years, 5 months and 27 days ago, while Naoya Inoue's last outing had been 11 months and 23 days ago.

Donaire's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 6 days. 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 3 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 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?

The DAZN show is expected to begin at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST. The Sky Sports Action broadcast of the card is expected to start at 12:05 PM (BTS).

What were the odds on Donaire vs Inoue?

Nonito Donaire was a 5/1 (+500) underdog going into the contest, while Naoya Inoue made his way into the ring at 3/25 (-833) with oddsmakers.

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