Just a few moments ago we received news that Mexico's Adrian Luna Flores (17-2-1, 11) had arrived at Narita airport in Japan. The arrival of Flores comes just less than a week before his fight with Japan's Olympic gold medal winner Ryota Murata (4-0, 4) on September 5th, possibly a bit late considering the long journey and serious jetlag that Flores is likely to suffer from.
Although it appears to have been a miss timed journey from the Mexican he has said that he is happy to be in Japan after a good training camp.
Whilst Flores may have claimed his camp was a good one we can't help but think that no camp would be good enough for him to beat Murata who looks like a sensational prospect, as we all already know. In fact if anything this late arrival to Japan makes favour Murata by stoppage even earlier than we had already anticipated.
As for Murata he had some news of his own recently as he officially transferred to Teiken. The transfer will see Teiken moving him towards a world title next year, if he beats Flores of course. In Japan Murata will continue to be effectively co-managed by Teiken and Misako though he is now a Teiken fighter due to the financial clout they have. Apparently the change won't have much of an effect in reality though it did make the pages in a number of the sports papers suggesting that is is big news even if the real effect of it is small.
(Image, of Flores, courtesy of Nikkan Sports)
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