At a press conference held today in Yokohama, Japan, combined (IBF-WBO-WBC-WBA) bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (24-0, 21 KOs) claimed he prepares to give up the crowns soon and also go up to the super bantamweight department.
Inoue began boxing as a light flyweight, when he won his very first globe and flyweight title. He subsequently came to be globe superfly champ. He moved up again in weight, beginning to act in the bantamweight division, beating all challengers and ending up being unified world champ of all appropriate organizations.
For some time, the Japanese fighter has shown troubles in maintaining himself as a bantamweight. In the last fight, on December 13, 2022, this blog site published regarding the problem for the fighter to weigh in within the bantamweight classification, whose weight restriction is 53.544 kg. Inoue withdrew from the official weigh-in ceremony, returning a few minutes later on for a second weigh-in, reaching the weight limitation for the division.
That exact same day, I published a text below on the blog, in which I discussed the fight and also wrote in the last paragraph my assumption that the Japanese would rise in weight soon, whose words I recreate listed below:
” It was already understood that the Japanese boxer was having a hard time to continue as a bantamweight. At the initial authorities weigh-in, the other day, he was 45 grams above the bantamweight division limitation, which is 53.524 kg. He took out to utilize the guideline time and also returned mins later showing on the scale 114 grams listed below the category limitation.
I assume he will have the ability to move up in weight once more and I will not be amazed if Inoue begins, in 2023, to act in the super bantamweight division, relinquishing the four thrones in which he is champion”
Naoya Inoue had actually not connected to world companies, up until the time of composing this column today, his resignation from the titles, which must occur in the following few days.