Naoya Inoue is geared up for a big 2020!
Anyone who still feels that boxing is lacking excitement must be living under a rock or have terrible internet reception. On November 30, newly crowned WBO Bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero (29-4, 20ko) became a two-divisional champion.
The unheralded Casimero defeated former champion Zolani Tete (28-4, 21ko) via third-round technical knockout. Immediately following the fight, the Filipino champion wasted little time in calling out the monster himself, unified champion Naoya Inoue (19-0, 16ko).
The hard-punching, Japanese phenom responded faster than Goku’s hand speed.
This is why here at 3kingsboxing our motto is” watch all seventeen divisions”. These guys have no qualms about getting it on!
Inoue is going to have a full plate going into 2020. Keep in mind the champ has called for a fight with WBC champion Nordine Qubaali (17-0, 12ko). Monster looks to avenge his family’s honor after the WBC champion defeated his brother on November 11.
Furthermore, the boxing community could see an undisputed champion crowned, something missing from the division since Panamanian fighter Enrique Pinder last held the titles from 1972-1973.
It is also worth mentioning that the Japanese unified champion is a full-fledged member of boxing’s oldest standard bearer flagship Top Rank.
Legendary promoter/Top Rank CEO Bob Arum is undoubtedly smiling with full glee when evaluating what the next move will be. There is absolutely no wrong decision from both a boxing fan perspective and a financial standpoint.
The lower weight division fighters have always been the blue-collar fighters of boxing’s long rich history, and now it is time for them to bask in the glory.
If your mouth isn’t watering looking into what 2020 will bring, then you need to check your pulse. It will be going down and the entire boxing community has a front-row seat.
By: Garrisson Bland