Ao is, and has been for a while, on the hunt for a Lightweight title. This video is from the early stages of his move to Lightweight, in fact it was actually his second successive bout about the 130lb Super Featherweight limit and saw him taking on the completely over-matched Edgar Alejandro Lomeli in a bout that was little more than a stay busy fight for the Japanese fighter.
Fought on November 10th 2013 the bout came less than 13 months after Ao's loss to Gamaliel Diaz,a loss that saw Ao losing his WBC Super Featherweight title. Ao however looked like a man ready to go at world level once more and seemed to treat Lomeli with contempt as if the suggest the two men were in totally different leagues.
(Video courtesy of BoxeoProdesa)