Surprisingly neither man has fought since that bout, but both are now looking likely to return to action, and could be doing so within just a few days of each other.
In recent days it's been reported that Tapales would be returning to the ring on March 17th, fighting against Indonesian foe Rivo Rengkung (36-24-6, 14) in Victoria, Australia. On paper it's clear the bout is an easy return to the ring for the former champion, but a bout to shake some ring rust after a very long, and frustrating, break from action.
In a recent interview with boxmob.jp Omori stated that he was also looking for a March ring return, though had no date or opponent for his return. He has been inactive due to needing surgery following the loss to Tapales, and spent time in hospital whilst recovering from a broken jaw. He is now healed up and appears to be looking forward to his next bout.
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