WBO #1 Jr. Featherweight contender Ra’eese “The Beast” Aleem (20-0, 12 KOs), who views himself as one of the crucial averted males in boxing, needs to welcome the undisputed bantamweight world champion Naoya Inoue (24-0, 12 KOs), higher identified by his nickname “The Monster” to the 122 lbs. division.
“I might like to be the primary man at hand Naoya Inoue his first loss,” stated Aleem. “I consider Inoue is a real champion, one who’s keen to tackle all comers, not like among the champions in my division at present. He’s considered among the finest fighters of his period, and I actually see myself as the person to dethrone him.”
Aleem fought solely as soon as in 2022, defeating Mike Plania (27-2, 14 KOs) on the FS1 prelim of Andy Ruiz vs Luis Ortiz. His lack of exercise was not solely his fault, because the division as a complete was at a standstill with each unified champions solely preventing as soon as, as nicely.
“We would like this combat as quickly as doable towards ‘The Monster’,” stated Greg Hannley, Aleem’s supervisor and CEO of Prince Ranch Boxing. “All good issues have to come back to an finish, and Aleem is able to turn into a legend, and to do this he should beat one. We’re prepared to speak. It is a very makeable combat. Let’s give the followers the combat they wish to see.”
For Aleem 2022 was a bit irritating as regardless of being among the finest fighters within the division, he could not land the large combat that he deserves.
“It’s irritating as time is not on my aspect, and I’m seeking to get essentially the most out of my profession – and these fighters have been avoiding me resulting in extreme droughts in my skill to show my expertise within the ring,” concluded Aleem. “I’m the one fighter who is looking out Inoue. Everybody else is scared. What’s scarier, ‘A monster’ or ‘A beast’? Let’s put each of our undefeated data on the road and see!”