Inoue, who claimed the WBO Super Flyweight title last December, injured his hand in his highly impressive victory over Omar Andres Narvaez. It was hoped that the injury would heal quickly but on going issues with the injury have unfortunately seen him need to push back his first defence of the title, which was planned for May.
The win over Narvaez saw Inoue becoming an over-night sensation around the boxing world and coming in as one of the Fighter of the Year contender's. His win over Narvaez saw him becoming a 2-weight world champion in just 8 bouts, a world record, having previously claimed the WBC Light Flyweight title just 2 fights earlier with a stoppage win over Adrian Hernandez, setting a Japanese record for fewest fights to become a world champion.
This announcement comes just a few days after it was revealed that WBO #1 contender Warlito Parrenas (23-6, 20) would be rescheduling his fight with the unbeaten Jamie Conlan (13-0, 8).
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