Earlier this week the Nikkan Sports in Japan reported that Kosei Tanaka (12-0, 7) [田中恒成] revealed some long term plans at his public work out.
Whilst Tanaka's immediate plans are, clearly, on over-coming former unified Light Flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi (27-3-2, 12) [田口良一], this weekend he added that he is wanting to fight Kazuto Ioka (23-2, 13) [井岡一翔] in the future.
The unbeaten 3-weight world champion revealed that he is intending to move up to Super Flyweight in 2020, and it seems like he is hoping Ioka will be holding a Super Flyweight title for him to fight for. It seems like it is a totally plausible schedule as well for Tanaka, given that Ioka is rumoured to be on the verge of a second Super Flyweight world title fight.
Whilst this is clearly not something that work has gone into yet, and is obviously Tanaka talking about his dream fight for a Super Flyweight title, it is clear that Tanaka has got long term plans and continues to talk about wanting to become a 5 weight champion before his career is over. It seems like he has a rough road map of when he wants to move up, though of course he will have to get past Taguchi here to keep those plans alive.
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