When we see or hear anything about Naoya Inoue (7-0, 6) nothing should surprise us. The Japanese wunderkind has never been normal as a professional boxer. In his first 2 bouts he beat national champions from nearby countries, in his 5th fight he claimed an OPBF title, in his 6th bout he was a world champion.
Having already shaken the world of professional boxing it seems like Inoue always wants more. We already know that for his next act Inoue will leap over the Flyweight division in an attempt to beat Argentinian great Omar Andres Narvaez (43-1-2, 23), a man only ever beaten once as a professional.
The one fighter who has beaten Narvaez in a 46 fight career was of course Filipino Flash Nonito Donaire (33-3, 21) who visited the Ohashi gym to offer some advice to the young Inoue on how to beat Narvaez. Inoue took the opportunity to question Donaire on what it was like to fight Narvaez and what strengths and weaknesses the Argentinian fighter had. Donaire also tried to help Malcolm Tunacao replicate the style of Narvaez, with Tunacao of course acting as one of the chief sparring partners for Inoue ahead of the December 30th clash.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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