Inoue blasts out Parrenas: Results from Tokyo, Japan
Naoya Inoue continued his superb progress with a stunning second round knockout of Warlito Parrenas in Tokyo, Japan.
The 22 year-old took just over four minutes to end the argument and keep a firm grip on his WBO super flyweight belt in the process.
Inoue, nicknamed ‘Monster’, exploded onto the world scene in just his fifth fight last year and has ripped through the 108 and 115 pound divisions since.
Now 9-0, Inoue has the potential to go through even more weight divisions, although a move down to flyweight for a clash with Roman Gonzalez would no doubt be the most eye-catching and lucrative.
In the co-feature, ex-minimumweight and flyweight title holder Akira Yaegashi became three-weight world champion with a decisive victory over Javier Mendoza.
Yaegashi, 32, picked up the IBF light-flyweight title with a 120-107, 119-109 and 117-111 triumph with the officials and now boasts 23 wins from 28 contests.
Satoshi Hosono defeated former world champion Akifumi Shimoda via a split decision to retain the Japanese featherweight title for the fifth time.
Judges came back with scores of 97-92, 96-93 and 95-96 as Hosono improved to 30-2-1 and Shimoda dropped to 30-5-2.
Also on the bill, headliner Naoya Inoue’s brother Takuma improved to 6-0 with a unanimous victory over Rene Dacquel at super flyweight, whilst cousin Koki made a successful debut at super lightweight by knocking out Jackson Lapie in one round.
Ryo Matsumoto and Daichi Kawabuchi both scored stoppages to remain undefeated on the bill, whilst Araki Yamazaki won a four-rounder over Kabereen Yuya on points.