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Japan's Naoya Inoue new 'pound for pound' boxing king: The Ring

Defeating Philippines' Donaire, champ holds 3 bantamweight titles

Ring Magazine has ranked Japan's Naoya Inoue as the world's top boxer, pound for pound. The bantamweight's win over Nonito Donaire of the Philippines on June 7, was widely praised.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Naoya Inoue, unified world bantamweight champion of three boxing organizations, was declared No. 1 on Friday in the "pound for pound" ranking of the best boxers in the world across all weight classes. The list is published by The Ring, widely considered the most authoritative boxing magazine in the U.S.

The Japanese boxer's second-round technical knockout win over Nonito Donaire of the Philippines on Tuesday was highly praised, earning Inoue the title best boxer in the world across all weight classes.

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