Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas - WBA, IBF bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (21-0, 18 KOs) destroyed mandatory challenger Michael Dasmarinas (30-3-1, 20 KOs) in three rounds.
Inoue was controlling the first and scored a big knockdown in the second with a shot to the liver. Inoue went for the kill and was connecting with heavy punches as Dasmarinas did his best to survive the heavy fire and managed to make it out of the round.
Inoue went right back to work in the third, landing a hard shot to the body. He dropped Dasmarinas again with a vicious shot to the body. Dasmarinas beat the count, but went right back down from another punch to the body - with the contest being waved off.