Inoue beat Tapales ahead of schedule and became the absolute world champion.

A boxing show recently concluded in Tokyo, headlined by a bout between Naoya Inoue and Marlon Tapales. At stake in this confrontation was the title of absolute world champion in the second bantamweight division.

Inoue continued his winning ways with a stoppage win over the Filipino challenger. Tapales was knocked down for the first time in the fourth round. And in round number ten, Marlon fell after missing a “deuce” and no longer found the strength to get up. Result: Inoue wins by knockout.