As a result of Inoue's decision it forced a cancellation of the previously announced Champion Carnival bout against former Japanese Welterweight champion Nobuyuki Shindo (19-4-1, 8) [新藤寛之], which was originallyed scheduled for the April 26th date that the Inoue Vs Nonaka bout ended up taking.
Today it was announced that Shindo would still bhe getting his shot at the Japanese Light Middleweight title, bout would have to wait until May 15th, which is when he will face Ryosuke Maruki (15-4-1, 10) [丸木 凌介] for the vacant title.
For Shindo the bout is a chance to become a 2-weight Japanese champion, and build on back to back stoppage wins over Sanosuke Sasaki and Cobra Suwa. For Maruki the bout will be his second shot at the Japanese Light Middleweight title, following a close loss to the aforementioned Nonaka back in 2016. Since his loss to Noanaka we've seen a rampant Maruki score 3 straight stoppages, and the 26 year old is looking like a force to be reckoned with on the domestic scene.