INOUE ACQUIRES JAPANESE 108LB BELT IN FOURTH PRO BOUT


August 25, 2013

ZAMA, JAPAN

Unbeaten twenty-year-old boy Naoya Inoue (4-0, 3 KOs), 108, captured the Japanese national light-flyweight belt in his fourth pro bout when he made good use of his versatile left hand and quick combinations en route to a unanimous decision (98-93, 98-92 and 97-94) over WBA#3 ranked defending champ Ryoichi Taguchi (18-2-1, 8 KOs), 108, over ten fast rounds on Sunday in Zama, Japan. Inoue failed to extend his knockout streak, but displayed his superior skills and excellent speed in whipping the 26-year-old defending champ.

Inoue was in command by taking the leadoff from the outset, but Taguchi occasionally attempted to score right crosses over Inouefs busy and accurate jabs. Inouefs left hand, however, was faster and more effective all the way.

Promoter: Ohashi Promotions.

(8-25-2013)


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