With less than a week to Naoya Inoue's (5-0, 4) world title fight he's already celebrating the release of a new book called "Massugu Ni Ikiru", which we believe translates to "I live Straight" or "Fly Right".
The book is being sold on Amazon.jp at the moment and from what we understand it's been written by Naoya and father and trainer Shingo. We also under-stand that that it's an astonishing 211 pages and looks at Naoya's rise through the amateur ranks, his early professional career and the guidance his father has given him.
Whilst we understand that many fight fans would be doubtful of a autobiography of a 20 year old fighter lets just put things in to perspective, Naoya Inoue is no normal 20 year old fighter. The fact they've managed to get 211 pages on him suggests as much.
Unfortunately we've not been sent the book, and won't be requesting it from publisher Fuso, though we imagine it will be a great read for those fans who want to know the fighter in his own words.
Of course with Naoya's world title fight against Adrian Hernandez (29-2-1, 18) just around the corner it's fair to say that the publishing date of his book has been cynical though hopefully plenty of fans will get the chance to read it ahead of the fight for the WBC Light Flyweight title.
(For those interested in buying the book it can be found here on the Japanese Amazon)
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