Japan’s Naoya Inoue climbed off the canvas to stop Luis Nery in six rounds to retain his undisputed super-bantamweight championship in Japan.

The first knockdown of his career only lit a fire in the undefeated Inoue as he outclassed Nery in front of 55,000 fans at the Tokyo Dome.

After exchanging left-hook knockdowns in the opening two rounds, Inoue turned on the style to break down Mexico’s Nery and end the challenge to his reign via a brutal right hand.

It was a brilliantly entertaining performance from Inoue, who extended his unbeaten record to 27-0 and staked his claim as the best fighter in the world in any weight division.