Recent comments in the Japanese media seem to suggest that there is a real potential super fight brewing for next year between two of the sports best little men. The story seems to suggest that there is a really big chance of Nicaraguan sensation Roman Gonzalez (40-0, 34) stepping up to fight for a Super Flyweight title next year. The story seems to suggest that if Naoya Inoue (7-0, 6) can claim the WBO title on December 30th, when he fights long reigning Argentinian champion Omar Andres Narvaez (43-1-2, 23) then he will be the target for Gonzalez who would be looking to become the first ever 4-weight world champion from Nicaragua.
At the moment the bout seems to have more interest from the media than the fighters themselves however both men have got very important fights to win before the end of this year anyway. For Gonzalez he'll need to defend his WBC Flyweight title on November 22nd against tough Filipino challenger Rocky Fuentes (35-7-2, 20), a title he won when he stopped Inoue's stablemate Akira Yaegashi back in September. As for Inoue he will of course have to defeat Narvarez on December 30th and claim a second divisional before the contest gets too much build up.
If both men win their upcoming fights we suspect the anticipation of a super fight will grow, though we'd assume that each man would fight in at least 1 other contest before fighting each other. That would likely be a defense for Inoue and a testing the water bout for Gonzalez at 115lbs. Thinking ahead that could feature a mooted bout between Inoue and Britain's Paul Butler, in what is being reported as a probably mandatory defense if Inoue wins, with Gonzalez sharing the card and continuing the strong workign relationship between Teiken promotions and Ohashi.
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