Champion boxer Masamori Tokuyama says his dream is to use his status as a well-known Korean resident of Japan to contribute to the reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

"My ultimate dream is to defend my title on a ring set on the 38th parallel border between the two countries, so that parted families can freely meet at the venue during my bout," Tokuyama, the World Boxing Council super flyweight champion, told a luncheon Tuesday at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo.

The 28-year-old Tokuyama, a pro-Pyongyang Korean resident of Japan whose real name is Hong Chan Su, visited the border during his last trip to North Korea in 2001.