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Naoya Inoue Returns with 2nd-Round TKO of Warlito Perrenas

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On Tuesday, December 29, 2015, Naoya Inoue (9-0, 8 KOs) scored a dominant second-round TKO victory against Warlito Perrenas (24-7-1, 21 KOs) to successfully retain his WBO Super Flyweight title at the Ariake Colosseum in Toyko, Japan.

The scheduled 12-rounder was Inoue’s return fight after a hand injury forced him to sit on the sidelines for an entire year.

Inoue began Round 1 by landing sharp left hands to the head and hard right hooks to the body.

All Perranas could do is stand there and taunt Inoue every time the 22-year-old native of Japan landed a hard shot.

By the end of the round, Inyoue began landing hard combination punches before reestablishing his distance with a strong jab.

In Round 2, Inoueu landed a thunderous hook-right combination that nearly sent Perrenas through the ropes.

Perrenas got back to his feet, but his demeanor said it all—he was done.

The 32-year-old native of the Philippines was allowed to continue, but only to be dropped again with a quick combination.

Referee Mike Ortega immediately stopped the fight.

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In the co-main event, Akira Yaegashi (25-5, 12 KOs) scored a 12-round unanimous decision victory against Javier Mendoza (24-3-1, 19 KOS) to win the IBF Light Flyweight title.

Yaegashi has had a better year in 2015 after knockout losses to Roman Gonzalez and Pedro Guevara in 2014.

The 32-year-old native of Japan returned in 2015 with two knockout wins before once again fighting for a world title.

Yaegashi won with scores of 120-107, 117-111 and 119-109 in shutout affair that left Mendoza a bloody mess.

Mendoza earned his title in September of 2014 and only defended it once successfully before losing to Yaegashi.

What do you think of Inoue’s and Yaegashi’s performances? Let us know in the comment section.

Check out the full video of Inoue’s win below

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