Inoue Survives first Knockdown of career to blow Nery away

Naoya Inoue survived the first knockdown of his career as he floored Luis Nery three times on his way to a devastating stoppage victory at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on Monday.

Nery threatened one of boxing's great upsets when he stunned Inoue with a slick left hook that sent the four-division world champion to the canvas in the opening round.
Inoue responded emphatically with a knockdown of his own in the second, before putting Nery down again in the fifth and eventually finishing off his opponent with a brutal right hand in the sixth.

The victory moves the 31-year-old to a perfect 27-0 in his career as he retained his undisputed super-bantamweight championship.

Inoue was joined in the ring by Sam Goodman after the fight as he agreed to defend his belts against the Australian this September.