Earlier this year fans in Japan had the chance to see Japanese sensation Naoya Inoue (10-0, 8) [井上 尚弥] share the ring with world ranked Super Bantamweight Genesis Servania (27-0, 11) in an exhibition bout.
It seems the two men enjoyed the exhibition just as much as the fans watching it and this week we've seen the two link up together again with Inoue employing Servania as a sparring for the next 2 weeks.
The plan is for Inoue and Servania to spar to help Inoue prepare for the upcoming defence of his WBO Super Flyweight title, on September 4th against Thailand's Petchbarngborn Kokietgym (38-7-1, 18) [เพชรบางบอน ก่อเกียรติยิม]. It's likely, though yet to be confirmed, that Servania will himself return to the ring in the weeks following that bout.
Given Inoue's freakish physical strength and power it seems his team have decided to continue putting him in with bigger men, as they did last year with Takuya Watanabe, who ended up being injured himself by Inoue. It also seems that the two get on well with Inoue saying the sparring has been good.
(Image courtesy of Naoya Inoue's blog)
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