Naoya Inoue drops Michael Dasmarinas 3 times en path to fast blockage win to keep WBA, IBF bantamweight gold.
Inoue solved to work and got in control of the battle, and things looked like it could have ended in the 2nd when Inoue scored a knockdown after Dasmarinas provided a postponed response to a liver shot.
Inoue then worked over the body some more, scoring a pair of knockdowns in the 3rd round, the second of which was enough for the battle to be waved off.
Naoya Inoue vs. Michael Dasmarinas occurs on Saturday, June 19, 2021, live from the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, NV. Follow together with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 19: Referee Russell Mora sends out WBA/IBF bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue of Japan to a neutral corner after Inoue knocked down Michael Dasmarinas of Philippines in the third round of their title fight at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on June 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images).
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Naoya Inoue reveals why they call him “The Monster,” dropping Michael Dasmarinas three times in 3 rounds to keep his bantamweight titles.
It was another quick night at the workplace for Naoya Inoue, as he facilitated work of Michael Dasmarinas and knocked him out to keep the WBA and IBF bantamweight boxing world titles.