‚ÄėThe Monster‚Äô has quickly built a reputation for being one of boxing‚Äôs most exciting fighters, adding another stoppage to his highlight reel with a devastating performance in the World Boxing Super Series semi-final.
Inoue is now a three-weight world champion at the age of 26, adding his latest title in another awesome¬†display of power against a previously undefeated fighter in Rodriguez.
After a bright opening round from both fighters, Inoue took control in the second, sending the champion to the mat with a stinging¬†left 30 seconds into the round.
Perhaps unwisely, Rodriguez rose only to be floored moments again with a vicious body shot.
He bravely rose to his feet for a third time before Inoue swarmed, ending the contest with another blistering flurry.
Inoue will have the chance to add more gold to his collection when he takes on veteran WBA Super champion Nonito Donaire in the WBSS final later this year.
Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of a stacked night of boxing in Glasgow.¬†
Josh Taylor¬†will look to become a world champion when he takes on undefeated IBF super-lightweight champion Ivan Baranchyk in the main event at the SSE Hydro that doubles up as a World Boxing Super Series semi-final.
Before that, the destructive¬†Naoya ‚ÄėThe Monster‚Äô Inoue is in action, looking to add the IBF bamtamweight title to his collection against Emmanuel Rodriguez.
Stick around, we have round-by-round coverage of the whole show throughout the night.¬†
This week, Josh Taylor revealed how he stays calm during fight week ‚Äď cannabis oil.
“I’m sleeping like a baby, which is probably down to the preparations.
“I’m settled in London, I’m not living out of a suitcase in a hotel but with my girlfriend and dog in the flat.
“I’m relaxed, focused and super confident. I can’t wait. I’m taking this CBD oil, so maybe that’s why I am so relaxed. Maybe that’s why I’m so chilled out.
“Joking aside, it does help me relax and focus. I’ve always had trouble sleeping at night, being a bit hyper and going over things, but the last few camps I’ve taken that stuff and it’s really helped me.
“I’m also happier and more settled down south. I can go back to the flat after my sessions in the gym, rather than just hanging about.
“I can walk the dog, go for something to eat, go and have a sleep. I think that’s a key factor.”