Former Champ Slams Naoya Inoue's Pound-for-Pound Claim!
After Naoya Inoue’s triumph to become undisputed super-bantamweight champion, many hailed him as the pound-for-pound best, but one ex-world champion fiercely disagrees.
Inoue secured his second undisputed title in a year, dominating Marlon Tapales and solidifying his dominance in the 122lb category. Fans laud Inoue as the Fighter of the Year contender, but former light-heavyweight champ Antonio Tarver isn’t convinced.
Taking to social media, Tarver criticized the notion of Inoue surpassing Terence Crawford, emphasizing Inoue’s lack of victories against pound-for-pound champions. He argues that the glamour divisions hold more weight, dismissing Inoue’s accomplishments in lighter categories.
Tarver’s sentiment echoes Roy Jones Jr’s stance, questioning Inoue’s rank against Crawford. While debates rage on, the verdict on ‘The Monster’ Inoue’s claim to Fighter of the Year remains to unfold.