Back in April Daigo Higa (15-1, 15) [比嘉 大吾] suffered his first professional loss, as he was stopped against Nicaraguan Cristofer Rosales, prior to which he had been stripped of the WBC Flyweight title for failing to make weight.
By being stripped on the scales Higa became the first ever Japanese fighter to lose a world title in that fashion. Soon afterwards Higa was given an indefinite suspension by the Japanese Boxing Commission (JBC), who had felt the need to make a statement following a number of fighters failing to make weight in the country.
Higa hasn't been given a life time ban, but has been given a ban that will only end when he meets several conditions to the JBC.
Recent reports from Japan however make it seem like he's in no rush to fight again, with the Japanese Daily Sport website quoting Higa as saying "I have not decided anything yet, I am not thinking" in regards to his future. It's also been reported that he hasn't began training full time yet and it does seem like boxing isn't at the front of his mind right now, instead his social media seems to be focused on relaxing and living a fun life, something we can't blame him for.
We'll admit we do look forward to Higa hopefully returning to the ring, but there's certainly no rush to have the youngster return and the fighter "enjoying" his suspension may not be the worst thing for him if he does return to the ring.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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