- WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16) has again reiterated the fact that he wants to fight in Las Vegas. Yamanaka mentioned through out 2014 and 2013 that he would like to fight in front of the bright lights though nothing managed to come of it at 32 however time it ticking on his career and he may need to make his US debut sooner rather than later. It is however his goal for the year and he would like a unification bout.
- Staying with Yamanaka he also said he wants to develop his right hand and score KO's with that as well as his much vaunted left hand.
- One more bit of news regarding Yamanaka is that he's expecting to return to the ring in April to defend his title, there was however no opponent named, nor was it truly explained as to whether or not he wanted this particular bout in the US or in Japan.
- WBO Super Flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7) also reiterated that he would be back in the ring in April or May to defend his title for the first time. The "Monster" said he wanted to fight the top contender on his return to the ring and it seems like any dream of unifying titles in fight #9 is off.
- Staying with Inoue he also said that he was going to move up in weight class, though for now he's wanting to stay where he is and is able to make Super Flyweight without any problems.
- Youngster Kosei Tanaka (4-0, 2) also echoed what we already knew, his next fight will see him fighting for a world title as he attempts to break the national record of 6 fights currently held by Naoya Inoue. He also stated the obvious and said that 2014 was a "fulfilling year" as he broke out and claimed the OPBF Minimumweight title in just his 4th professional contest.
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