Joshua Greer On Inoue: “I Want To Be The Man Who Beat The Man”

Joshua Greer Jr Would Love Bout with Inoue

Joshua Greer Jr (left), Naoya Inoue
Joshua Greer Jr (left), Naoya Inoue

Joshua Greer Jr Would Love Bout with Inoue


As is the case with countless fighters all over the globe, bantamweight title contender Joshua “Don’t Blink” Greer Jr (22-1-1, 12 KO’s) recently had his next bout derailed by COVID-19. Had the pandemic not bullied the greater bulk of the world into home quarantine, Greer would have tested his skills against Jason Moloney (20-1, 17 KO’s) this past April 25.

Luckily for him, Greer Jr is not one to sit around pining about lost opportunities. Instead, the fan-friendly Chicago native with a penchant for totting pillows has busied himself staying in shape. Along with maintaining his physical well-being, Greer has set his mind toward future potential match-ups, as he shared with SecondsOut.

“Yeah against Jason Moloney, I was looking forward to that in Las Vegas. It was a soldout crowd and I was just ready to put on a spectacular performance. But I am still training and my performance will be even more spectacular come the next date.

[On Greer v Moloney winner facing Inoue v Casimero winner] Yeah that is definitively the plan. That is definitely something that I look forward to in my career and it’s definitely a fight that I want.”

LIFE CHANGING EVENT

One of the biggest prizefights that Don’t Blink would like to secure is against IBF and WBA super world bantamweight champion Naoya “The Monster” Inoue (19-0, 16 KO’s). Along with Greer Jr, Inoue was scheduled to headline on the now defunct April 25 boxing ticket.

The Monster was all set to go toe-to-toe with WBO world bantamweight champion John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero (29-4, 20 KO’s) in a highly anticipated unification bout. If Greer Jr was able to secure that high profile match, he understands that it would be a career defining fight. Yet, that is exactly why he wants it so badly.

“I would like it to be Inoue…because I want to be the man who beat the man. I want that fight, I want that because once I win that fight, I will be one of the best bantamweights in history. Pound-for-pound one of the greatest fighters, all overnight! So that’s the fight that I want and I would like for him to win in spectacular fashion and we meet.”

THE WAITING GAME CONTINUES

Without question, if Greer was able to successfully topple Inoue off his lofty perch, then his personal reality would receive an immediate titanic shift. However, even though it’s fun to play the speculation game, for the moment, its back to the waiting game. And this woeful exercise in tedium will only be over when COVID-19 blows back out of town.

Until then, stay tuned to 3kingsboxing for all the latest updates and boxing news.

By: Bakari Simpson

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