Back in late December we saw former 2-time WBA Super Flyweight champion Kohei Kono (32-10-1, 13) [河野 公平] suffer stoppage loss to the sensationally talented Naoya Inoue. Since that loss Kono has avoided the gym, and although he has spent time with his stablemates he hasn't actually been training for any potential ring return.
That changed a little today as Kono, for the first time in 2017, took part in a training session at the Watanabe gym and admitted that he had recieved offers to fight later in the year. Although he had been given some offers he stated that none of those got him excited enough to commit to a ring return.
Not only had none of the offers excited Kono but he has actually not decided on his future yet, and seems uncertain on whether or not he even wants to make a return.
Although it's unclear whether Kono's career is over or not it is interesting to note that he has returned to the gym and it seems likely that he will be getting in to shape, seeing how his body is and then deciding on his future. There is no set plans but a decision is likely to be made in the coming weeks if Kono is given an attractive offer.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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