The head of Matchroom Boxing, Eddie Hearn, said that if Naoya Inoue (24-0, 21 KOs), after moving to the second bantamweight (up to 55.3 kg), will meet WBC / WBO champion Stephen Fulton (21-0, 8) there KO) and defeat him, then he will personally organize a superfight for the absolute championship between the Japanese and the owner of the WBA / IBF belts Murodjon Akhmadaliev (11-0, 8 KOs).
Now Inoue is still an absolute in the category up to 53.5 kg, but has already announced that he is moving up in weight and will soon give up titles.
Boxing Socialthat he will run to make such a fight at the end of 2023, if all parties want him.
Inoue has already been challenged at the new weight
According to the functionary, he spoke with Murojon and his manager, and “they want [бой] with Inoue.
The promoter recalled that Akhmadaliev will have to make a mandatory IBF defense against Marlon Tapales (36-3, 19 KOs).