Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Canada version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Read anywhere Read anywhere
Ways to pay Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
At Pocketmags you get
Secure Billing
Great Offers
Web & App Reader
Gifting Options
Loyalty Points


Inoue and Donaire cover themselves in glory in Japan, writes Matt Christie



Reporters’ star ratings for main events and undercards are based on in-ring entertainment, competitiveness and whether overall expectation was met




TWO days before KSI and Logan Paul hijacked a boxing ring in Los Angeles and highlighted how difficult the sport is to master, Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire delivered a bedazzling exhibition of boxing at its finest inside the Super Arena in Japan.

For the umpteenth time, the Sauerland-promoted World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) showed exactly why their matchmaking philosophy (matching the best versus the best makes the best fights) should be adopted by every single major promoter. The 26-year-old Inoue and the comparatively ancient Donaire, 36, were thrown together in a battle of the ages by the tournament that whittles eight of the division’s best down to two.

Coming less than a fortnight after fans were treated to the Josh Taylor-Regis Prograis thrill-fest that was the WBSS lightweight final, Inoue and Donaire concocted something even better. By virtue of the blood and guts they shared, the rivals became partners who will forever be associated with each other: Inoue and Donaire now rolls off the tongue like bangers and mash, with the sportsmanship the pair displayed providing the gravy.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Boxing News - 12-Nov
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 12-Nov
Or 279 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.25 per issue
Or 6399 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.41 per issue
Or 3599 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.64 per issue
Or 699 points

View Issues

About Boxing News

FIGHT OF THE AGES – Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire serve up a classic in Japan LA LA LAND – Our verdict on the bizarre battle of the YouTubers in Los Angeles DOMESTIC BLISS – We preview the superb Kash Farooq-Lee McGregor matchup MUCH, MUCH MORE – Including the incredible story of Frank Grant’s violent past