Sadly the blog didn't meantion when either man would be back in the ring, though did state that both fighters had travelled to Los Angeles for a training camp, which will see both men sparring with fellow world class fighters and help prepare both for a potential shot at a belt.
Of the two men it's Kyotaro who is more well known, given he's a rare Japanese Heavyweight who has a bit of talent and potential, and also the fact he has a background in kick boxing, where he was also success. As a boxer Kyotaro has has rebuilt well from a 2012 loss to Solomon Haumono, and won his last 12 bouts. That winning run has seen him unify the JBC, OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific titles at Heavyweight and work his way into both the WBO and WBA world rankings.
Given the quality of the Heavyweight champions Kyotaro would be a big under-dog against any of the champions, but it would be great to see a Japanese fighter fight in a Heavyweight title bout, and potentially lead the way for others to come in the future.
Although less well known Okada is the better candidate to win a world title and he is ranked by all 4 world title bodies at 140lbs, giving him and the Kadoebi gym a number of options to go with in the future. His unbeaten record has seen him win the Japanese and WBO Asia Pacific titles at 140lbs, and score notable wins at the domestic level against Koichi Aso, Masanobu Nakazawa, Cristiano Aoqui and Valentine Hosokawa whilst he holds continental wins over Jheritz Chavez and Jason Pagara.
Hopefully an update from the gym will be published shortly and we can follow who they have been sparring with and training along side.
(Image courtesy of Kadoebi Houseki)