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Naoya Inoue Vs Nonito Donaire

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by Protagoras, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. DaveDave

    DaveDave Blue Belt

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    Fucking loveloveloveloved this fight.

    Immense.
     
  2. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    The body shot in the 11th, what's the rule there?
     
  3. cocksure

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    This is what you call a fight, fucking fantastic, not like that goldenboy exhibition last week.
     
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  4. droolingliver

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    When Donaire turned around, he was lucky the ref didn't stop the fight.

    The ref also seemed surprised when Donaire popped up. I think he joined in with everyone else and wanted the fight to continue!
     
  5. ironfist05

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    Nery maybe Tete probably not
     
  6. cocksure

    cocksure Silver Belt

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    Nery with his Mexican PED clearance?
     
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  7. deucesarewild

    deucesarewild Blue Belt

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    I hope everyone recognizes that even in defeat someone can be elevated based on their performance. We've seen it before with Duran taking Hagler the distance and we see it here with Donaire's top level performance against one of the most dangerous punchers in the game. In a p4p sense people are literally rating Inoue highest right now. And he's a two handed hitter with great skills, set ups and punch selection. Donaire was able to box well and to punch with him. He hurt Inoue qnd made him work harder than any one else.

    No one, and I say no one in recent memory has redeemed himself more in defeat than Nonito Donaire. The boxing expert-fans who know best and loving playing the Sunday morning general from their arm chair were so quick to say this and that about Donaire, but the 36 (one week from 37) year old that has voluntarily drug tested 365/24/7 has more in him than a lot of other guys. He went to the younger, more dangerous, peaking champ's backyard, drug tested himself constantly, was on the downslope of his own career, and pulled out what is arguably the performance of the year (easily top 5 of the year, must be in the top 3).

    Donaire has no pretense, no ego, no swagger of bragging (even when he was an A side top of his game fighter). Let's remember he could have waited on Rigo, but he didn't. Rigo brought NO money to the fight. Donaire fought him anyway and didn't run up some superficial reasoning about stats or money or this or that. Yeah, he lost but who cares? Fight the real best at their actual best. Some of the highest profile fighters are actually high-profile divas.

    We need to give the guys like Donaire more respect. But let's be real: they are fossils already on their way to extinction. It's too easy to take clenbuterol or fight exclusively in one venue only, or to say other fighters need to earn their spot to fight them.

    In a shit sport where elite fighters try to muddle things, Donaire is special.
     
  8. vapor&dust

    vapor&dust Blue Belt

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    So Inoue has a fractured eye socket and fractures under the nose which is no surprise. He said he was seeing double from the 2nd round. It will be interesting to see the effect this has in his future fights.
     
  9. cocksure

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    Even more respect for the guy, Donaire seems to have belief when he's the bigger man. It's sweet to learn a fighter can take it too.
     
  10. aries

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    Hearing that makes me more impressed with Inoue then I already was. He didn't look like a fighter seeing double but that would explain why he got caught as much as he did. But I'm concerned for what that means for his career going forward. Kell Brook suffered a broken orbital vs. GGG then went and got the other orbital broken vs Spence and never looked the same.
     
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  11. cocksure

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    Yeah, the guy is poetry in motion, hope he's not brittle. No such thing as the perfect fighter, I guess!?
     
  12. randomg1t

    randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    true, but facing GGG and spence back to back is brutal. brook didn't really have much choice if i recall correctly, spence was his mandatory. so it was either drop the belt or fight him.

    i think naoya's handlers will be smart enough to make sure he heals up and gets a softball opponent in his next fight. it's not like anyone's begging to fight him anyway.
     
  13. asdffdsa

    asdffdsa Brown Belt

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    Damn completely missed this one. Looked like there was some good back and forth action based on the highlights. Inoue's chin held up to some solid shots.
     
  14. baconCrunch

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    well, he also lost (slaughtered) by both guys
     
  15. Tapatio

    Tapatio So hawt

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    Turns out Donaire broke Inoue's orbital and nose. Man, is that kid tough!
     
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    Amazing fight. What surprised me the most was how they matched up power wise.

    Seems like Inoue deliberately fought on the back foot for the first few rounds and wanted to test himself. He put himself against the ropes on purpose and let Doniare get off. However, as he started feeling Doniares power he realised he couldn't do that. At the same time, he realised that he was hurting Doniare with his shots as he usually does so he couldn't just push forward either. It forced him into fighting in a space we haven't really seen that much before, he had to outbox him.

    Respect to both, Doniare looked the best he had in years. So clean, so determined. And Inoue is a true champion, especially considering the injury.
     
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    Yeah they should let him heal up properly. I wouldn't want to see his career ruined by rushing him.
     
  18. aries

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    Oh I know. I was just comparing the injury because that is what happened to Brook twice. Inoue might have a facial structure that makes him more prone to getting it broke again.
     
  19. deucesarewild

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    Could have just been predisposed to having his face busted easily so when a big puncher came along it was going to happen anyway. GGG and Spence both have a thud to their shots, not a snap, from what I have observed ignorantly from the side. That type of power will affect their one being hit differently than the speeding snapshots.
     
  20. droolingliver

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    Classy from both guys. Naoya let Nonito take home the trophy to show his kids.

    https://www.the42.ie/inoue-v-donaire-4884316-Nov2019/

    Donaire is in the running for fight of the year and father of the year.

     
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