Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire
November 7, 2019 (Super Arena, Chūō-ku, Saitama City, Japan)
The Fight of the Year for 2019 was scheduled for 12 rounds. (Toru Hanai/Getty Images)
On November 7, 2019, at Saitama Super Arena in Chūō-ku, Saitama City, Saitama, Saitama, Japan, IBF bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue, the “Monster” from Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, fought a unification bout with Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, the WBA bantamweight champion from Las Vegas by way of Talibon, Bohol, Philippines. Twenty-six-year-old Inoue was undefeated at 18-0 coming in. Thirty-seven-year-old Donaire was 40-5. What many regard as the Fight of the Year for 2019 was scheduled for 12 rounds...