WBO Hopes To Make Stephen Fulton-Naoya Inoue Fight Possible

Inoue captured undisputed status with an 11th round knockout two weeks ago.

According to the Japanese press and many outlets, undisputed bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (24-0, 21 KO) became the bantamweight super champion in the World Boxing Organization’s latest rankings.

Hence, he had the priority for a title shot if he could evolve further to challenge American Stephen Fulton (21-0, 8 KOs).

The 28-year-old is currently one of the undefeated titleholders who is reigning at Jr. featherweight.

The WBO has given fans hope to organize what could be one of the biggest fights in boxing history. However, whether both Inoue and Fulton agree to fight each other is still unclear.

Ever since his fifth professional fight, Inoue has always participated in a match with a title on the line. Considering his ‘big match’ status, he has won belts across the Jr. flyweight, Jr. bantamweight, and now bantamweight divisions.

Although the Japanese boxer may consider going for a non-title bout this time, it is likely that he can go for gold immediately.

If we talk about Fulton, he posted a one-sided win over former titlist Daniel Roman. It means that his next obligation is WBO if he chooses to continue fighting at Jr. featherweight.

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