Inoue vs Nery results and highlights as ‘Monster’ wows huge crowd with INSANE KO

The hype is very very real, Naoya Inoue is probably the best P4P boxer on the planet right now.

‘The Monster’ improved to 27-0 in Tokyo on Monday with a blistering sixth-round KO of Luis Nery to wow a 55,000 crowd at the Tokyo Dome.

Inoue – currently #2 on the Ring magazine P4P list – retained his undisputed super-bantamweight world title with a terrific performance to leave boxing purists drooling at his bewildering arsenal of skills.

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It was 34 years since the last fight held at this venue – on that occasion massive underdog James ‘Buster’ Douglas had burst the Mike Tyson bubble with one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.

‘The Monster’ down in Round 1

And in the early going it looked like there might be another shock for the ages when southpaw Nery (now 35-2) decked the mighty Inoue in the very first round. A counter left hook that Inoue didn’t see had the big pre-fight favourite on his back.

Inoue managed to survive those deep early waters and roared back in the second with a knockdown of his own – again a left hook. He then repeated the dose in Round 5 with another short left hook, making space off the ropes to put Nery on his back again.

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Nery was really starting to show the pain and bruises from Inoue’s tortuous skills as they approached the halfway stage, and the Japanese megastar would close the show in Round 6 with a beautiful punch to seal the deal. With Nery on the ropes, Inoue cocked his right hand and unleashed a bomb right down the pipe to deposit the gallant Mexican on the floor for a third time. This time there was no getting up.

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It was another virtuoso performance from Inoue (watch the highlights right below here) and now he is expected to fight Australian WBO mandatory contender Sam Goodman (18-0) in September.