WBA and IBF bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (left) jabs Thailand’s Aran Dipaen during the second round of their boxing world title match in Tokyo. Photo: Kyodo
WBA and IBF bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (left) jabs Thailand’s Aran Dipaen during the second round of their boxing world title match in Tokyo. Photo: Kyodo

Japan’s ‘Monster’ Naoya Inoue defends WBA and IBF titles against Aran Dipaen in Tokyo

  • The 28-year-old was made to work hard for his win over Dipaen, who absorbed a series of heavy body blows with little visible impact
  • Inoue took his unbeaten record to 22-0, with 19 wins by knockout

WBA and IBF bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (left) jabs Thailand’s Aran Dipaen during the second round of their boxing world title match in Tokyo. Photo: Kyodo
WBA and IBF bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (left) jabs Thailand’s Aran Dipaen during the second round of their boxing world title match in Tokyo. Photo: Kyodo
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