Japan’s ‘Monster’ Inoue is set to rampage through the super bantamweight division,

Japan’s ‘Monster’ Inoue is set to rampage through the super bantamweight division, Japan s Naoya Inoue blazoned his move over to boxing super-bantamweight division Friday and set his sights on getting undisputed world champion again, just one month after claiming all the heavyweight belts.

Japan’s ‘Monster’ Inoue is set to rampage through the super bantamweight division,

The unbeaten Inoue, nicknamed” Monster”, came the first undisputed world heavyweight champion in half a century when he beat England s Paul Butler in December to add the WBO title to his WBC, WBA, and IBF belts.

He said he’d formerly decided to vacate his titles and take on a new challenge in the super-bantamweight division, with accommodations underway for his coming fight.

The 29- time-old Inoue, who has a 24- 0 record with 21 knock-outs, said he was moving up a weight class because there was” nothing left to do and no bone
I want to fight” in the heavyweight division.

” It’ll be a challenge against opponents who are bigger than me but this is the real fight coming up,” said Inoue, who preliminarily held world titles at light-cruiserweight and super-flyweight.

” I m really agitated about it.”

Inoue knocked out Butler in the 11th round in Tokyo to come the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Panama s Enrique Pinder in 1972.

He also came only the ninth undisputed world champion since the four-belt period began in 2004, and the first in the heavyweight division.

No man has ever achieved the feat in further than one weight class, but Inoue believes he can write a new chapter in boxing history.

I do want to become the undisputed champion even though I’m moving up to super-bantamweight,” he stated.

” To be the undisputed champion in two weight classes would be a world s first and a fantastic achievement, and that s the commodity I want to aim for.”

Final chapter

Inoue and his platoon would not be drawn on the identity of his coming implicit opponent, but he said he was willing to take on a top fighter straight down.

The current WBA and IBF super-bantamweight champion is Murodjon Akhmadaliev of Uzbekistan, while American Stephen Fulton is the WBC and WBO champion.

Japan s Naoya Inoue beat England s Paul Butler in Tokyo in December to come the undisputed heavyweight world champion

Inoue said there was” a lot of gift in the super-bantamweight division” and he’s willing to bide his time to reach the top.

” It took me four times and eight months to go through the heavyweight division and I suppose it’ll presumably take the same quantum of time in super-bantamweight,” said Inoue, who has said he intends to retire at 35.

” I suppose it s fair to say that super-bantamweight will be the final chapter for me.”

Inoue s youngish family Takuma is also a professional prizefighter who formerly held the WBC interim heavyweight world title.

The aged Inoue said he’d like to see his family challenge for one of his former belts once he has vacated them.

It has always been my goal for both of us to hold the global championship, he declared. I’m giving up my belts and moving up to super-bantamweight, and I suppose it could become a reality soon.

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