Japan could begin to recognise the IBF and WBO sanctioning bodies:
...We, in Japan, have recognized only two sanctioning bodies of the WBC and WBA for so long, plus only two regional championships of the OPBF (Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation) and the WBC Youth (authorized just from last year). It is said that the JBC may affiliate next year with the IBF and WBO to widen opportunities for local boys to fight more for world championships due to strong requests of JPBA (Japan Professional Boxing Association that consists of all licensed club owners)
. Although we have already had five world champions, we may have much more titlists and see much more title bouts from next year on. In the boxing world, however, the logic of the more the better wouldn’t stand since our champs will apparently lose the rarity value.