Boxing: Donaire feels destined to fight Japanese ‘Monster’ Naoya Inoue

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Posted at May 21 2019 09:44 PM

Nonito Donaire Jr. (right) said he looks forward to facing Japanese knockout artist Naoya Inoue in their World Boxing Super Series bantamweight bout. Courtesy of World Boxing Super Series Instagram account

Nonito Donaire Jr. said he looks forward to facing Japanese knockout artist Naoya Inoue in their World Boxing Super Series bantamweight bout.

Inoue marched to the finals of the WBSS by disposing of Emmanuel Rodriguez of Puerto Rico in the semifinals Saturday.

“He came in here (Glasgow) and did what he needed to do,” Donaire said, as quoted in an article posted on BoxingScene.com.

“This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. We both felt it was our destiny and this is what boxing is all about — the best fighting the best.”

Donaire, who holds the WBA “super” bantamweight title, made it to the finals by taking down late replacement Stephon Young in 6 rounds in the semifinals in April.

Inoue, who holds the WBA “regular” and IBF belts, is known for his brutal body attacks and devastating knockout power. He has already become a 3-division champion in just 18 bouts, knocking out 16 of his opponents.

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