Earlier today Ohashi held an event to announce that both WBO Super Flyweight world champion Naoya Inoue (10-0, 8) [井上 尚弥] and IBF Light Flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi (24-5, 12) [八重樫 東] would be scaling up their training ahead of their next world title defenses.
The two men, who each suffered injuries in their most recent bouts, both appear to have been on the mend and both seemed to be fully healed.
The information on the next fights for both men were scarce though it now seems like both will be defending their titles in September, likely on a show that features Satoshi Hosono (31-2-1, 20) [細野 悟] possibly against Jonathan Victor Barros, and Takuma Inoue (7-0, 2) [井上 拓真].
The only other details revealed was that Naoya Inoue's planned rematch with with Omar Andres Narvaez appears to be off the cards with Narvaez seeking other options, and that both Yaegashi and Inoue would try to fit in title defenses in September and December.
Unfortunately the vibe out of the event was that the bouts would be held in the Japan, delaying Inoue's highly anticipated US debut, with talk of that suddenly going very quiet.
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