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Takuma Inoue gives up WBO Asia-Pacific super bantamweight title to aim at bantamweight world title

Dec 16, 2022 8:55 am

World Boxing Organization’s Asia-Pacific super bantamweight champion Takuma Inoue of Ohashi Boxing Gym relinquished his title on Dec. 15 to aim at a world bantamweight title next year, according to the gym.

The 26-year-old Inoue, a younger brother of the undisputed world bantamweight champion Naoya ‘’Monster’’ Inoue, was a former World Boxing Council bantamweight interim champion. He will return to the bantamweight division as he said, ‘’Bantamweight is my best fighting weight.’’

Inoue won the vacant WBO’s Asia-Pacific super bantamweight title in November last year by decisioning Shingo Wake of FLARE Yamagami Boxing Sports Gym and added the Japanese title in the same weight division by beating Japanese kingpin Gakuya Furuhashi of Kawasaki Nitta Boxing Gym in June this year.
He is currently ranked second in the bantamweight division by the World Boxing Association. Inoue has a record of 17 wins, including four knockouts, against a loss.

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