Naoya inoue, current bantamweight champion of the AMB Y FIB, applauded the triumph of the Filipino Nonito Donaire to snatch the scepter of CMB to french Nordine oubaali.
“The victory of Nonito is the motivation “, tweeted the Japanese after the triumph of the Filipino Flash to get a historic world championship at 38 years old.
ド ネ ア の 勝利 こ そ が モ チ ベ ー シ ョ ン‼ ︎‼ ︎
– 井上 尚 弥 Naoya Inoue (@ naoyainoue_410) May 30, 2021
Grace He took the victory by knockout in the fourth inning and was dominant against the French fighter, who could do little against the experienced Filipino.
Nonito knocked him down twice in the third episode, but the hood saved Oubaali. Already in the fourth chapter, another forceful blow from the Filipino sentenced the fight.
The victory represented the return of Grace after 15 months, when he fell just before the Japanese Inoue on the Super Saitama Arena.
However, the Philippine champion assured that that fight made him come back much stronger in the opportunity to get another world title.
“Being at this age and seeing my performance is the ability to grow, no matter your age, no matter how strong you are mentally,” he said. Grace at the end of the contest. “What I learned from Inoue I am back, I know I can compete with him ”.
For its part, the Japanese Inoue, who was ranked in the top 3 of today’s best pounds per pound, is 20-0 with 17 knockouts.
In the future, both fighters could sentence a rematch that will lead them to unify belts, this after Nonito Donaire make it clear that he intends to move forward in boxing and seek a new encounter with Inoue.
“This is why I wanted to win this fight,” he said. “The only thing I don’t have is to be undisputed in the division. The next phase is to get revenge ”.