Last year we saw the lower weights in boxing really steal the headlines time and time again. One of the big winners from that was Japanese youngster Daigo Higa (14-0, 14) [比嘉 大吾] who claimed and defended the WBC Flyweight title, another was the Super Flyweight division in general, which got a lot more attention than usual in the US.
The rise of the Super Flyweight division saw HBO air "Superfly" and later this year they will have "Superfly 2", which are shows essentially dedicated to the lower wieght classes, which have long been over-looked by US TV's.
This past week it was revealed that Higa intended to attend "Superfly 2", to get a feel of US, a big a US fight card and potentially put his name out there for a future US bout of his own.
Although currently campaigning at Flyweight Higa stated that he sees the Super Flyweight division as being in his future, and he also hopes to fight in the US, suggesting a bout of his could take place Stateside next year. Of course for that to happen Higa will have to continue his winning run, and certainly won't be over-looking his February 4th bout against former WBO Minimumweight champion Moises Fuentes (25-4-1, 14)
Interestingly going over or "Superfly 2" would be Higa's first journey to the US and would be a huge and new experience to the destructive fighter from Okinawa.
(Image coyurtesy of daily.co.jp)
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