Its been made public through Yahoo Japan that the Jerwin Ancajas camp would like a unification match with Naoya Inoue. No Sparring previously reported that the two camps were in deep negotiations last Spring before the WBO ordered a mandatory fight for Inoue.
Inoue (14-0 12 KOs) was elated with this recent news and posted links to the article to his Twitter and Instagram while replying he’d love the fight at the end of the year. New Years Eve is typically the biggest fight season in Japan as most of the country is on vacation. With recent retirement announcements from Takashi Uchiyama and Takashi Miura, both former champions and popular fighter’s, Inoue would be sure to have the main billing in Japan during the holiday season.
A fighter actually calling out Inoue is a stark difference to what he’s normally use to as his 12 KO’s in 14 fights has made “The Monstor” both feared and avoided. With his recent American debut on HBO that resulted in a TKO victory, Inoue presents a larger audience and higher payday for potential opponents going forward. An Inoue fight at this time is also the best payday and fight available to Ancajas (27-1-1 18 KOs) too, who currently holds the IBF version of the title.
No doubt a super flyweight unification would be a great way for boxing fans to close out the year. Here’s hoping it happens!
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