The Nov. 7 clash between Nonito Donaire and Naoya ‘Monster’ Inoue at the Saitama Super Arena is such a big hit that not even one ticket is available for purchase, according to Comosa AG, which is promoting the superfight.
Boxingscene reported on Friday that Kalle Sauerland of Comosa AG is now in a quandary as to how to satisfy the appetite of fight fans.
“This is a huge event, a great one for Japan,” said Sauerland, noting that “there will be more than 20,000 at the Saitama Arena to witness the handing over of the Ali Trophy to crown the best bantamweight in the world.”
The Inoue-Donaire showdown will be the finals of the World Boxing Super Series that featured in the eliminations the world’s other top 118-pounders.
Donaire (40-5 with 26 KOs) is the underdog against the unbeaten Inoue (18-0 with 16 KOs), whose punching power is phenomenal according to even the most discriminating experts of boxing.
Donaire is in the US training but the four-division champion will be arriving in the country next week for the final push of his buildup for the biggest bout of his storied career. (Nick Giongco)