Bruce Carrington: I am very interested in fighting Inoue

Bruce Carrington, a 10-round fighter nearing title contention, awaits his big moment. And, on December 9 that may well arrive as he steps up in competition during a Top Rank show in Florida.

Carrington faces former world title contender Jason Sanchez in a featherweight bout, and said, should he continue to rack up the wins, that he'd like to box stablemate and Japanese combat sports star Naoya Inoue.

"Inoue gets his just due when it comes to his notoriety, I hope he does well in his next fight, becomes two-time undisputed,” Carrington told ProBox TV, regarding Inoue's fight December 26 against Marlon Tapales to determine an undisputed champion at super bantamweight.

"If [Inoue] is talking about coming up to [featherweight], I am very interested in fighting in him," Carrington, a 2019 Olympic Trials winner, told us, adding that he'd even travel to compete against one of the pound-for-pound best fighters that boxing has to offer. "One hundred percent, I’d love to go to Japan.

"I wanted to go to Japan for the 2020 Olympics, but that opportunity was taken away from me. Maybe that opportunity would present itself again if I were to get a chance to fight Inoue."

Carrington's next fight, against Jason Sanchez at the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines, bout will be broadcast on ESPN, and he believes it'll be one of many springboards that can elevate him to stardom.


"I really truly believe that I am the future star of the featherweight division," Carrington said. "I put in the work, and I want everyone to become a believer as well."

Carrington, 24-years-old, has a record of 9-0, with 5 knockouts.

Sanchez, age 29, has a record of 16-4, with 9 knockouts.

Sanchez fought Oscar Valdez for the WBO featherweight world title in 2019. And, since that fight, has a losing record of 2-3.

"I am super excited for [this fight]," Carrington said. "It is a big step-up for me. My first ten-rounder, he has fought a lot of tough guys. He is a former title challenger himself. I am really excited for this."