Boxing: Naoya Inoue knocks out Aran Dipaen to retain IBF and WBA bantamweight titles
Naoya Inoue stopped Aran Dipaen in the eight round on Tuesday in Japan to deliver a reminder of his status as one of boxing’s hardest hitters.
The undefeated Japanese star retained his IBF and WBA bantamweight championships and prolonged his file to 22-0 with 19 knockouts.
He was in complete control of his Thai challenger Dipaen throughout the fight, inflicting a bloody nose and wobbling him on several occasions. Inoue knocked Dipaen down for the first time in the eighth.
He was in full management of his Thai challenger Dipaen all through the battle, inflicting a bloody nostril and wobbling him on a number of events. Dipaen bravely received up however one other Inoue onslaught pressured the referee to intervene.
Inoue can look ahead to potentially huge fights in 2022.