INOUE, 20, WINS WBC 108LB BELT IN SIXTH BOUT


April 6, 2014

TOKYO, JAPAN

Unbeaten 20-year-old Japanese prospect Naoya Inoue (6-0, 5 KOs), 108, ultra-impressively captured the WBC light-flyweight throne when he battered defending champ Adrian gConfesorh Hernandez (29-3-1, 18 KOs), 108, from the outset, withstood the Mexicanfs desperate retaliation in round five, dropped him with a vicious right to score a finest TKO victory at 2:54 of the sixth session on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Inoue, seven-time national high school champ, did it in his sixth professional bout. It was much more lopsided than expected, even though Inoue had been favored to win this game with his superior speed, power and skills. Only one factor Inoue is inferior to Confesor in was ring experience, but Inouefs aggressiveness from the start easily overcame it and made him a bloody mess. The youngsterfs lethal right badly decked the champ, who barely regained his feet but couldnft show his intention to go on as he only showed his back to referee Mike Griffin from Canada. It was really all Inoue tonight.

(4-6-2014)


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