‘Monster’ Inoue unifies bantamweight titles after downing Donaire

Japan’s unbeaten Naoya Inoue added the WBC bantamweight world title to his WBA and IBF belts after stopping Nonito Donaire of the Philippines in the second round Tuesday. Inoue, who also beat Donaire in a 2019 classic, floored the 39-year-old veteran at the end of the first round and stopped him 1 min, 24 sec … Read more

Nonito Donaire on ‘fire’ ahead of top bantamweight boxing bout

Ahead of a hotly anticipated sequel to their 2019 boxing classic, Nonito Donaire is highly motivated as he awaits the bout against Naoya Inoue in a few days. There is “a fire burning inside him,” Donaire said Friday. The Filipino veteran lost a unanimous points decision to Japan’s unbeaten Inoue when they went toe to … Read more