The gym chairman, Hideyuki Ohashi, stated that he was looking to mass produce world champions at the gym and it does seem like he's making positive signing to try and do that, with a host of top Japanese prospects currently fighting out of the gym.
Talking about world champions the event also saw WBA Bantamweight "regular" champion Naoya Inoue (16-0, 14) [井上 尚弥] speak. The "Monster" stated that he wanted to no only win the WBSS and claim the prize money from the competition, but also wanted to to help develop the gym, and seemed to be clearly pushing for the gym to get a swimming pool, to help the fighters cool down after a hard summer work out.
Inoue stated that he will resume sparring next week as he begins to prepare for the WBSS, and there was also comments at yesterday's event that Inoue would like to face Nonito Donaire (38-5, 24) in the competition.
Notably Inoue is one of 2 fighters from the Ohashi gym to have won "world" titles at 3 weights and it does seem liek the gym are wanting to build on that success.
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