Japanese youngster Takuma Inoue (1-0), pictured, may only be 18 years old but the youngster has big dreams and has no intention of taking his time to achieve them.
One of Inoue's dreams was to become a Japanese national champion in just 3 fights, beating a record co-held by his brother Naoya Inoue, and it seems that he has every intention of fulfilling that dream.
Ranked #7 by the JBC at 105lbs, Inoue debuted in a victory over the then #8 ranked Minimumweight Tatsuya Fukuhara back in December. It now seems that he wants to force the JBC's hand by taking on a world ranked opponent next time out, expected to be in April, in an attempt to shoot up the JBC rankings and get a title fight with Go Odaira, the current Japanese Minimumweight champion.
It's thought that if Takuma can win a Japanese national title in his third professional bout he'd be targeting an OPBF title fight in his very next fight and as a result would certainly have a world ranking.
Whilst this is clearly aggressive match making from Inoue and his team at the Ohashi Gym it's clear that they believe Takuma is just as talented as Naoya and apparently in sparring he has been able to hold his own with WBC Flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi, something that is incredibly impressive for someone so young and inexperience.
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