Naoya and Dad buckle up fo strap season
Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue, unified WBC and WBO super bantamweight world champion, received the belts that credit him as champion in a ceremony held at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) Secretary General Tsuyoshi Yasukochi presented the WBC belt to Naoya and his father and coach Shingo Inoue was presented with the special trainer belt.
Four-weight ruler Inoue said in the ring, amid applause from the visitors: “Thank you all so much for your support on July 25. Before I knew it, I was in the fourth division and achieving another important victory. It was a very satisfying experience.
“I think I can become a unified champion soon in this division.”
“The Monster” then alluded to when his next fight and opponent could be, “We are currently in negotiations, but I will continue to work hard to face the other champion in my division, Marlon Tapales, before the end of this year, so you will see me soon when I step into the ring again.
“Thank you for the support of all the people.”
Meet Naoya InoueNaoya Inoue is a Japanese professional boxer born on April 10, 1993, in Zama, Kanagawa, to parents Miho and Shingo.
Naoya went on to win world titles in four weight categories and is the only Japanese fighter in history to be ranked number 1 pound for pound by The Ring Magazine.
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