Gallery | Nov 08 2019

Naoya Inoue: ‘I am not the greatest of all time yet, but that is the goal’

Photos from a scintillating World Boxing Super Series final that saw Naoya Inoue overcome Nonito Donaire
Naoya Inoue rips into Nonito Donaire  |  Naoki Fukuda

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.

Naoki Fukuda

“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.

Naoki Fukuda