Earlier this month we posted a picture of the Inoue brothers doing road work just days after they had scored the biggest wins of their career. Now, less than a week later, they have returned to gym work as they each look forward to their returns to the ring.
The more notable of the talented twosome, Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7), has said that he has major hopes for 2015 and will be seeking more notable bouts as he hopes to build on an exceptionally 2014. The fighter, widely regarded as the 2014 Fighter of the Year, has said that he wants unification bouts this year and to test himself against the best in the Super Flyweight division. It seems that his recent win over Omar Andres Narvaez has done little more than make him even more determined to become a legend as quickly as he can.
Naoya's younger brother, Takuma Inoue (4-0, 1), also returned to the gym and it seems likely that he will be moved into title fights of his own later this year, with the OPBF title looking like a very clear target before he moves on to world title bouts.
Although neither man has his next bout set it does seem that there is a target for both. Their promoter, Hideyuki Ohashi, has said that the gym will slowly pick up until February with fully fledged sparring to being in March. It then seems that Naoya will defend his belt in late Spring whilst Takuma will almost certainly be moved into a major bout of his own around the same time.
(Image courtesy boxingnews.jp)
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