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.