✅⚖ Kalle Sauerland has confirmed that plans are pushing ahead for new WBSS tournaments in 2020. He said fly/super-flyweight and middle/super-middleweight are possible, plus interest remains in a female division. [@IFLTV]
On the undercard Kosei Tanaka defends his WBO flyweight title against Wulan Tuolehazi. Rumor suggests that Tanaka will move up in weight and face Ioka next year. However, the 30-year-old Japanese star is quick to play down the notion.
“I really respect Kosei Tanaka but I have not put much thought into fighting him,” Ioka said. “My thoughts are to hopefully fight for a unification title match next year.