Interestingly the announcement of Inoue's bout wasn't the only bit of "Naoya News", in fact it was the least interesting bit given that the bout had been rumoured for almost a month.
The more interesting news is that Inoue seems set to make his US debut next year with Ohashi stating that he was hoping to get Inoue in the US for his first bout of 2016, which is heavily rumoured to be a rematch with Omar Andres Narvaez (44-2-2, 23).
The idea of the bout seems to be to get Inoue on HBO to help build for the potential mega-clash between the "Monster" and new HBO golden boy Roman Gonzalez (44-0, 38). With that clash, potentially, coming later next year. It could well be that we see both men on a card that also features Gennady Golovkin in what would be a great show for the hardcore fight fan.
Ohashi officially announce Inoue vs Parrenas, Yaegashi vs Mendoza and Inoue Vs Dacquel!
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