WBO president Paco Valcárcel was in Japan earlier today to visit the JBC and managed to give some interesting details regarding the situation of WBO Super Flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7) who is still planning his first defense of the title that he won back in December.
Inoue was supposed to face the winner of this past weekend's bout between Warlito Parrenas (24-6-1, 21) and David Carmona (19-2-5, 8), who traded blows for the WBO "interim" title. Unfortunately that bout ended in a draw leaving the situation a little bit unclear on what Inoue's next move was to be.
According to Mr Valcárcel however the situation is a simple one. Inoue's promoter, Hideyuki Ohashi, has got a choice over who Inoue faces next. He can either face Parrenas or Carmona.
The decision on who to face will likely go down to who Ohashi finds easier to deal with between the two contenders. It does need noting however that Parrenas is better known in Japan, where he fought under the moniker "WARS Katsumata", and would likely make for a more appealing opponent that Carmona, who was stopped by the Omar Narvaez who Inoue made light work of at the end of last year.
At the moment it seems likely that Ohashi will open discussions with both camps and weigh up the availability of cost of each opponent, both of which would likely travel to Japan for the shot at the Japanese "Monster" who will be hoping to dispatch of foe and move towards the much anticipated super-fight with Roman Gonzalez.
For those who missed the Carmona Vs Parrenas bout it can be seen in full below.
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