Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire will finally meet in their keenly-awaited rematch after serving up an instant classic back in 2019.
Inoue (22-0, 19 KOs) retained his WBA and IBF titles against future Half of Famer Donaire but was cut and pushed all the way by the veteran Filipino.
The undefeated Japanese hero has gone back to demonstrating his shuddering knockout power with three subsequent wins inside the distance, although Donaire has also been in scintillating form.
Now 39, Donaire stopped the previously undefeated Reymart Gaballo in four last December to retain the WBC title and add further lustre to a truly mouthwatering return clash.
It might have been the right that decked Donaire, but Inoue cannot miss with his left hook. Donaire is eating them up and he's in trouble here.
The first minute of round two an ordeal for the Filipino Flash, who is wobbled in centre ring. Here comes another barrage, Donaire is down AND IT'S ALL OVER!!!!
Donaire starts off on the front foot, trying to establish the jab. Not much of consequence lads in the first minute as the two men reacquaint themselves.
Inoue gets off a solid lead hook and catches Donaire with a left coming in. That shot also finds a home upstairs inside the final minute,
his jab is looking good AND DOWN GOES DONAIRE! A short, hard right hand did the damage. Thankfully for Nonito, it was very close to the bell.