Boxing News At Five | Jul 11 2018

Boxing News at Five: The WBSS gets a ‘Monster’ addition, while Mikey Garcia’s back at lightweight but could fight at welterweight

Japanese star Naoya Inoue joins the World Boxing Super Series and WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia is back where he belongs but could still move up
Mikey Garcia
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QUESTION: What’s that coming over the hill? Answer: It’s Naoya Inoue, and he’s on his way to a spot in the World Boxing Super Series’ bantamweight tournament.

The acquisition of Inoue was announced by the WBSS promoters this morning and provides yet another shot in the arm for a project that seems, on the face of it, to go from strength to strength.

“It is an honour to be able to participate and compete in such a great tournament,” said Inoue, a three-weight world champion and the current WBA Regular titleholder at 118 pounds. “Of course I will win, and as the winner of the tournament I will continue onto the next journey of my boxing career!”