Inoue took a decision back then but was not content to let this bout go to the judges. Though one of the best body punchers in boxing, he barely went downstairs on Tuesday, instead head hunting from the start. Using the left hand almost exclusively through most of the first, Inoue suddenly surprised his opponent with a short right hand out of nowhere that caught Donaire on the temple and dropped him toward the end of the round. The 29-year-old Japanese fighter came out firing left hooks to start the second round and wobbled Donaire with one about a minute in. Pouncing on his foe, he caught him in the corner with a perfect three punch combination capped by another left hook that sat Donaire down and had the referee stopping the bout.
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