By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda
Unbeaten WBA bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue was named Japan’s Boxer of the Year by the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) in association with the Japan Professional Boxing Association (JPBA), the union of club owners, and Sports Writers Club today (Friday) in Tokyo, Japan.
“Monster” Naoya displayed a quick demolition of Jamie McDonnell and Juan Carlos Payano—each in the opening session last year. Inoue said, “I’m happy to be able to respond to people’s expectations with my best performance. I wish to contribute to having boxing activated with my efforts.” Continue reading “Naoya Inoue named Japan’s Boxer of the Year”