Japan’s Naoyo “Monster” Inoue (8-0 7 KO) was spectacular on Tuesday disposing of previously once beaten Argentine and super flyweight titleholder Omar Narvaez (43-2-2 23 KO) in Tokyo, Japan by second round knockout.
Inoue controlled from the opening bell utilizing his length and keeping Narvaez at distance with his jab. Inoue landed an overhand right to Narvaez´s chin and dropped him 26 seconds into the fight. Narvaez got up and continued with Inoue on the attack. Inoue dropped Narvaez for a second time at the two minute mark landing a left hook off the top of Narvaez´s head. Narvaez was up quickly as the “Monster” continued his attack walking down Narvaez for the reminder of the round, although Narvaez was game and continued to try and execute his game plan.
In round two, Inoue again controlled the action by keeping Narvaez at the end of his jab and landing straight rights. At the 1:28 mark, Inoue landed a text book left hook as Narvaez walked in dropping him for a third time. Narvaez rose quickly and the action resumed with Inoue on the attack.
Over the next minute, Inoue punished the Argentine to the body and with 22 seconds left in the round landed a straight right dropping Narvaez for the fourth and final time. As the referee’s count reached ten, Narvaez was still on his knees.
Inoue captured Narvaez’s WBO title with the win.
Prior to this fight, Narvaez’s only loss was back in 2011 to Nonito Donaire. Since that fight he captured the WBO world super flyweight title and made eight title defenses.
Inoue went 75-6 as an amateur and now own adds the WBO strap to his resume. He had won the WBC light flyweight title back in March defeating Adrian Hernandez and became the first Japanese fighter to win a world title in only their sixth fight. Unable to make 108, Inoue relinquished the WBC title in November moving north to 115.
The WBO has a rising star on their hands. Inoue has the size and skills to give both boxer or puncher troubles.
Here’s hoping we get to see an Inoue v. Roman Gonzalez matchup in 2015!! Or how about Inoue vs. China’s Zou Shiming?
This is gonna be good!!