In his home country of Japan, Naoya “the Monster” Inoue (25-0, 22kos) pulled off a dominate KO win over Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton early Tuesday morning(in the U.S.).
Though it was no surprise to many that Inoue pulled it off, it was a definitely a surprise that it would seemingly come so easy. From the first round to the 8th and final round Inoue outboxed and outpointed the highly regarded Fulton.
Steph seemed to have trouble finding his range, and though he got in some good shots of his own, Inoue was just too fast, too strong, and too technically skilled for the Philadelphia native.
Every once in a while you get a boxer that can make even special fighters look ordinary. Inoue is one of those rare boxers. With his newly acquired WBC and WBO straps he is now a unified champion at Super Bantamweight. This is his 4th weight class in which he has become champion.