At the moment WBO Super Flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (14-0, 12) [井上 尚弥] is the face of Japanese boxing. He's seen by many as the countries biggest boing star, and the biggest beacon of the sport's future in the country.
Today it was revealed that it's not just Inoue's boxing career going brilliantly, but also his private life.
The news broke this morning that Inoue's wife had has the couple's first child, a little boy.
The fighter took to social media to announce the birth, and stated that the birth has increased his motivation, saying that he was fighting for another family member.
At the moment there has been no confirmation of who Inoue's next bout will be against, but it's anticipated to take place near the end of the year, with December 30th looking to be the most likely date so as to avoid competition with both TBS and TV Tokyo, who are expected to host their own boxing events on the same day as they have done in recent years.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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