A miniature 🐉🐲fire-breathing Dragon is on the loose, looking to wreak havoc inside of the boxing ring. It identifies itself as 🇯🇵Naoya “Monster” Inoue (20-0-0, 17KO👊👊), and it specializes in tormenting those who dare stand in front of him. He is the definitive Bantamweight Champion of the World, and is in possession of the RING, WBA & IBF World Titles. As he gets set for his next sacrificial offering, #1 ranked world Bantamweight IBF mandatory opponent 🇵🇭Michael Dasmarinas (30-2-1, 20KO👊) has lofty, lofty ambitions in his pursuit to slay the dragon.
It will be a daunting task for the Filipino fighter, as Inoue’s brilliance doesn’t just show up in the terrifying displays of power that he exhibits, but in every other aspect of his repertoire. Inoue’s a chameleon of sorts, as he doesn’t have a weakness to exploit. He can adapt to any situation, and if you’re able to turn the temperature up on him, he’s capable of enduring, and can spew fire at a whim, looking to match anything that you put forth.
How did Dasmarinas become the mandatory challenger? he defeated fellow Filipino 🇵🇭Kenny Demecillo in early 2019 in an official “Title Eliminator”. It is safe to say that he hasn’t seen anything remotely close to what Inoue can do at a whim, so he will need to be prepared to deal with everything, because Inoue, more than anybody in the sport, is a cold, calculated predator anytime he senses blood, or a vulnerability in whoever stands opposite across the ring from him.
This main event and its main portion of the undercard will be covered by both 💻ESPN, and ESPN-PLUS. It will take place at 🏨Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is a venue burgeoning of boxing interest these days. This will be Dasmarinas’s first attempt at a World Championship, while Inoue is looking to make his 4th Bantamweight defense as a titlist, and his 3rd world title defense since becoming the divisions definitive World Champion in 2019.