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Inoue decisions Furuhashi to add Japan super bantamweight title in ‘Monster’ Inoue-Donaire undercard

Jun 08, 2022 9:22 am

World Boxing Organization’s Asia-Pacific super bantamweight champion Takuma Inoue of Ohashi Boxing Gym hammered out a one-sided decision over Japanese super bantamweight ruler Gakuya Furuhashi of Kawasaki Nitta Boxing Gym as one of the chief supporting cards for Naoya ‘’the Monster’’ Inoue’s title unification fight with World Boxing Council bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire of the Philippines on June 7 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Prefecture.

While there were no knockdowns throughout the 12-round fight, the 26-year-old Inoue, a younger brother of Naoya Inoue and a former WBC bantamweight interim champion, controlled the fight all the way against his advancing opponent by well utilizing his movement and left and right uppercuts.

After the fight, Inoue said, ‘’I could not do my kind of boxing since I could not move satisfactorily. I think my adequate fighting weight is bantamweight. But fighting at super bantamweight at this stage in my career would help me a lot when I return to the bantamweight.’’

It was Inoue’s first successful defense of the vacant title he won last November by decisioning Shingo Wake of FLARE Yamagami Boxing Sports Gym. For his part, the 34-year-old Furuhashi failed in his third defense of the title.

With the win, Inoue improved his record of 17 wins, including three knockouts, against a loss, while Furuhashi has a 28-9-2 win-loss-draw tally with 16 KOs.

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