After the conquest of Donaire, Inoue was crowned the new king of Pound-for-Pound

Japan's Nawa Inoue celebrates after their victory over Nanito Donier of the Philippines in their bantamweight unification boxing match at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on June 7, 2022.  (Photo by Philip Fong / AFP)

Japan’s Nawa Inoue celebrates after their victory over Nanito Donier of the Philippines in their bantamweight unification boxing match at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on June 7, 2022. (Photo by Philip Fong / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines – Nawa Inoi has risen to number one in Ring Magazine’s latest pound-for-pound rankings.

Ino claimed the top spot after a two-round masterclass on Nanito Donier in their rematch on Tuesday.

The impressive win now puts Ino just one belt away from being undisputed from the WBC Bantamweight title and now he has to go with his WBA (Super) and IBF belts.

Inoi, the 29-year-old, got five votes out of four in the standings, beating unified heavyweight champion Alexander Yusik.

Inoi was third behind Usik and Terrence Crawford in previous editions.

Inoue has improved to 23-0 with 20 knockouts and is likely to face a possible clash with WBO champion Paul Butler before going up to 122 pounds.

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