Donaire sees another tough fight for Inoue in the rematch

Nanito Donier

File – Nanito Donier (L) of the Philippines and Nawa Inoi of Japan fight in the final of their World Boxing Super Series Bantamweight on November 7, 2019 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama. (Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP)

Manila, Philippines-Japan’s Nawa Inoi is looking forward to another all-out fight in a rematch against Nonito Donier on June 7, three years after giving up everything in the ring in their first fight.

Inu, one of today’s top pound-for-pound fighters, survived Donier at the 12-Round Slagfest and overcame a broken orbital bone and a broken nose in the process.

“After three years, the match again. Expect to fight to the last, ”said Ino, who will defend his WBA (Super) and IBF Bantamweight titles at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan through the top rankings on Friday.

Their 2019 showdown has been dubbed the best fight of the year and remains one of Inno’s toughest fights to date.

Inoue (22-0, 19KOs), who is 10 years younger than Donaire, has dominated his last three fights over Jason Moloney, Filipino Michael Dasmarinas and Ara Diapen.

Donier (42-6, 28KOs), the four-time champion who turned 40 in November, on the other hand, scored a pair of goals in the last two bouts of former champion Nordin Obali and Filipino Remart Gablo in the fourth round knockout last year. He won the WBC belt by winning against Obali.

“The first fight between Nawa Ino and Nanito Donier is one of the greatest championship fights I’ve ever seen, and I’m thrilled that American Fight Fans can see the rematch on ESPN +,” said Bob Aram, the top chair.

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