Earlier today Japanese fans in Tokyo had the chance to see OPBF Super Flyweight champion Takuma Inoue (7-0, 2) [井上 拓真] record the second defense of his title as he decimated the horribly over-matched Indonesian fighter Afrizal Tamboresi (12-5, 6).
Inoue, who had gone 12 rounds in each of his last 2 bouts, started the bout by smartly boxing behind his jab and seeing what Tamboresi had to offer. The opening round showed that Tamboresi had next to nothing to trouble Inoue, except for some wild round house shots, with Inoue beginning take advantage of the holes the Indonesian was giving him.
One of those holes resulted in a horribly nasty body shot from Inoue that dropped Tamboresi in the second round. A shot up top then sent Tamboresi down for the second time with the referee immediately waving the contest off.
Following the bout Inoue seemed to indicate that he was ready for a world title fight if one was offered to him later in the year. He also stated that he was going to be working on his 1-punch power, something he hasn't really shown yet his career. For Tamboresi however this was just a pointless exercise in going up against someone several leagues above himself.
(Image courtesy of daily.co.jp)
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