We've known for a while that Ioka is set to fight WBA Flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco (35-1, 19) in April. It seems that the Japanese youngster is so confident that he will win that that he has already announced that his intention is to become the first ever 2-weight unified Japanese champion.
If Ioka beats Reveco he has said his focus will shift to IBF champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5), who defends his own title on March 7th against Zou Shiming (6-0, 1). That will give Ioka a chance to avenge his sole defeat as well as unifying titles at 112lbs, something he has previously achieved at Minimumweight.
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