Over the last couple of days Naoya Inoue (6-0, 5) has stated his intention of making light work of his first WBC Light Flyweight title defence.
The Japanese fighter, known as "Monster", has said that he will be trying to finish off Thai challenger Samartlek Kokietgym (17-4, 5) quickly in the hope of being able to sit ringside to watch stablemate Akira Yaegashi (20-3, 10) defend his WBC Flyweight belt against Roman Gonzalez (39-0, 33). That Flyweight bout appears to have excited not only us but also Inoue who has admitted that the bout is a huge one to him as well.
One would assume that Inoue, who is fighting in the shows chief support bout, plans to not only see off Samartlek quickly but also efficiently without taking too many shots and without needing any form of medical attention after the contest.
As well Inoue we're expecting to see the other Japanese fighters from the card also try and get to ringside for the main bout. That would include Olympic champion Ryota Murata (4-0, 4), the very promising Ryo Matsumoto (11-0, 9) and Naoya's younger brother Takuma Inoue (2-0) who will each be in notable bouts themselves.
(Image courtesy of Ohashi Gym)
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