Yesterday we reported that Filipino sources had suggested that WBO Super Flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (11-0, 9) [井上 尚弥] would return to the ring in December for a unification bout with newly crowned IBF kingpin Jerwin Ancajas (25-1-1, 16). Today Mr Ohashi stated that parts of that were indeed right.
At a press conference this morning Mr Ohashi stated that Inoue would be in action in December, if his injuries have cleared up, and would be hoping to unify his title. The key difference is that it wasn't the IBF title of Ancajas that he was after but instead the WBA title of Luis Concepcion (35-4, 24).
Concepcion won his title this past Wednesday, defeating Kohei Kono in Japan, and has been offered a return to he Land of the Rising sun if he wishes to face Inoue in a unification bout.
What is unclear is whether the Ancajas story was brought out by expectant Filipino fans or, possibly, a case of Ohashi sending an offer to both teams with the hope being that Concepcion would accept but Ancajas being an alternative if the Panamanian decides to look elsewhere for his first defense.
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