Yesterday we reported that talented Japanese teenager Takuma Inoue (4-0, 1) would be back in the ring on July 6th as he takes part in his first title bout and battles Filipino foe Mark Anthony Geraldo (31-5-3, 14) for the OPBF Super Flyweight title.
Since then we have been informed that the aim for Takuma, if he wins, is to immediately vacate the title and concentrate on winning a world title in his 6th professional bout, tying the achievement of older brother Naoya Inoue, who claimed the WBC Light flyweight title in his 6th professional bout.
Although not regarded as highly as Naoya by many Takuma is a very high quality fighter who was always ear marked as a fighter on the fast to the top. If he can win a world title in his 6th bout, as he's aiming for, then he would make the world sit up and take note just like Naoya did.
Whilst Takuma hasn't shown the power that his brother has he has stated that he is looking to put on a show when he fights Geraldo and will be hunting a knockout if he manages to get then he will become the first man to stop Geraldo.
Sadly for the brothers it seems very likely that there will be a new Japanese record set in May when Kosei Tanaka goes for a world title in his 5th bout.
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(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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