After retaining his undisputed super bantamweight championship with a sixth-round technical knockout of Luis Nery, Naoya Inoue indicated Monday his team will enter talks on a bout against Australian fighter Sam Goodman.

"As for my next move, I'd like to arrange a fight around September against this boxer Sam Goodman," the Japanese star said in a post-match interview, referring to the unbeaten 25-year-old, who was invited into the ring in front of a crowd of about 43,000 at Tokyo Dome.

Japan's Naoya Inoue (2nd from R), the world's undisputed super bantamweight champion, attends a news conference after making a successful defense of his four titles over Mexico's Luis Nery in a boxing title fight at Tokyo Dome on May 6, 2024. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Goodman is ranked No. 1 in the super bantamweight division by two of boxing's four major organizations.

"I've been mandatory for over a year. Either give up the belts or fight me. Let's get it on," Goodman said.

Inoue, nicknamed "Monster," extended his knockout streak to eight matches and improved to 27-0 with 24 knockouts.

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