Naoya Inoue KOs Emmanuel Rodriguez Live Results and Video Highlights
Inoue reminds us why he’s PFP one of the best with this at Glasgow tonight 😧
Sensational Second round win. pic.twitter.com/4UCPqLicbZ
— Boxing Realm (@boxing_realm) May 18, 2019
Naoya Inoue fired himself into the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight finals with a switch and Violent second round Knockout of previously unbeaten Emmanuel Rodriguez in their semifinals clash Saturday evening at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.
Rodriguez got some success stretching Inoue into unchartered territory in the opening round with movements, avoiding left hooks and most lethal power shots in the opening round.
Barely into the second round, Inoue made his case, scoring the first knockdown. The shot rattled Rodriguez and left him different from the fighter in the first round.
A right hand shot sent Rodriguez down mere seconds later and combinations to the body and up top doubling over Rodriguez in collapsing to the canvas for the third time on the night. The referee ended the bout.
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Full Fight Card Results
- Ivan Baranchyk vs. Josh Taylor, 12 rounds, for Baranchyk’s IBF junior welterweight title, World Boxing Super Series semifinals
- Title fight: Emmanuel Rodriguez vs. Naoya Inoue, 12 rounds, for Rodriguez’s IBF bantamweight title, World Boxing Super Series semifinals
- Paul Butler vs. TBA, 8 rounds, bantamweights
- Apinun Khongsong vs. TBA, 8 rounds, junior welterweights
- Zach Parker vs. Steven Crambert, 8 rounds, super middleweights
- Lee McGregor vs. Cristian Narvaez, 8 rounds, bantamweights