Earlier today at the Japanese boxing awards, which was to celebrate the feat of Japanese fighters from 2015, we saw a number of interesting comments being made by fighters talking about the future.
One of the men who spoke about their hopes was WBO Super Flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (9-0, 8) [井上 尚弥] who suggested that he was wanting to fight in a unification bout later this year, and indeed name dropped WBC champion Carlos Cuadras (34-0-1, 26).
Of course before that potential bout Inoue will have to take on mandatory challenger David Carmona (20-2-5, 8), in a bout expected in May, and Cuadras will himself have to deal with a mandatory defense against Thailand's Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (38-4-1, 35) [ศรีสะเกษ นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น].
Inoue also stated that he was open to a bout with the unbeaten Roman Gonzalez (44-0, 38), however that bout would have to be at Super Flyweight.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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