Ahead of his first fight of the year Ryo Miyazaki (20-1-3, 11), the former WBA Minimumweight champion, has announced his intentions for the future.
Unsurprisingly Part of his intention is to become a 2-weight world champion with his focus being on the 108lb Light Flyweight division. In all honestly Light Flyweight is one of the weakest divisions in the sport and Miyazaki seems to accept there is a lack of talent in the division with the fighter himself hoping to fight for a world title on New Years Eve, exactly a year after his shock loss to Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr.
As well as the obvious target of winning a second world title Miyazaki has also said that he wants to fight former 2-weight world champion Akira Yaegashi. A bout that would be a fantastic action bout and great fun to watch if it was ever made.
At the moment a possible Miyazaki/Yaegashi fights looks to be unlikely though if one, or both, won world titles then the bout would suddenly become a bout that would appeal not just to the fighters and promoters but also the television networks and a wide selection of fans.
Of course for Miyazaki to go towards either of those target he will need to win his upcoming bout on September 16th against Indonesia's Ichal Tobida (10-12, 8). We'd expect that to be a mismatch but you never can tell after a fighter has been out of the ring for a prolonged break.
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