JAPANESE star Naoya Inoue overcame the heroic Nonito Donaire to claim a points victory in a breathtaking World Boxing Super Series bantamweight final in Saitama, Japan.
“Donaire was a very, very strong opponent,” said Inoue, who also became the unified IBF and WBA bantamweight champion. “This is the first cut I have had in my career. I think Donaire is a true champion.’
“Winning the Ali Trophy is the biggest thing so far in my career and I see a bright future in front of me. I am not the greatest of all time yet, but that is the goal,” added the fighter known as The Monster.