Earlier today we reported that WBO Super Flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (12-0, 10) [井上 尚弥] took part in a press conference, along with Ohashi stablemate Akira Yaegashi (25-5, 13) [八重樫 東].
Following that press confeence Inoue took part in a public work out, as he resumed full time training ahead of his next world title defense, scheduled for late April or early May.
The sensational Inoue stated that his upcoming training camp would focus on strengthening his legs and improving his balance, whilst also working to perfect the flaws that he and his team have spotted in his fights.
It seems like Inoue's team are looking for him to face other top fightes this year, and build on 2016's year ending bout against former world champion Kohei Kono. They have mentioned both Roman Gonzalez and Carlos Cuadras as potential opponents for later in the year and it does seem like Inoue's team are determined to prove he's the best of the little men.
Whiulst the training, under the guidance of father Shingo Inoue, wasn't the most intense it was seemingly the first stage of a long build up for Inoue's May bout. In February the focus will be strength and physical condition and he won't begin sparring properly until March, with the youngster likely to limit sparring again to avoid the niggles that have plagued him in the past.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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