Originally the plan had been for Kyoguchi to defend against mandatory challenger Mark Anthony Barriga (9-0, 1), though it is now sounding like that isn't what Kyoguchi is really wanting to do.
Instead it seems like Kyoguchi is looking to either unify the IBF title with the WBC title held by Wanheng Menayothin (50-0, 18) [วันเฮง ไก่ย่างห้าดาวยิม] or move up in weight to compete at Light Flytweight.
It was revealed today that the fighters team are planning to make an offer to Wanheng to get him to fight in Japan, with the hope being to get that fight organisaed for September. If that can't be done it's likely that Kyoguchi will move up in weight, and will likely pursue a bout with IBF, WBA "Super" and Ring Magazine Light Flyweight champion Hekkie Budler (32-3, 10).
Budler won his trio of titles by beating Kyoguchi's stable Ryoichi Taguchi (27-3-2, 12) [田口良一] and originally it seemed like Taguchi was going to seek a rematch with Budler.
Instead however the word out of the Watanabe gym is that Taguchi will move up in weight himself and begin to campaign at Flyweight, allowing his freakishly big frame to fill out a few extra pounds.
Hitoshi Watanabe, the chairman of the Watanabe Gym and Kyoguchi's promoter, indicated that he was hoping to begin negotiations shortly, so that plans could be put in place to either keep Kyoguchi at 105lbs or allow him the physical training to move up in weight and be the same dynamic and powerful fighter he had been in his early bouts at 105lbs.
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