Earlier today Japanese warrior Akira Yaegashi (23-5, 12) [八重樫 東] took part in a public training session as he puts the final touches to his training ahead of his May 8th defense against Mexico's Martin Tecuapetla (13-6, 10).
The session, which came at the Ohashi gyms, saw Yaegashi speak about the recent loss by close friend Takashi Uchiyama (24-1-1, 20) [内山 高志] and seemed to be open in his belief that anything can happen in boxing.
Yaegashi also spoke about his feelings towards his upcoming bout. He seemed to suggest that the bout will be an intense one, and that he will be happy to engage in a slugfest if necessary. Saying that however he did suggest that skills are important and that he would like to use his skills during the bout.
As for the actual training he looked sharp, lively and it's clear he's pretty much ready for the bout on May 8th. The 3-weight champion looked as hungry as ever and it seemed obvious that he, and trainer Koji Matsumoto, had been working hard to prepare for the bout against the hard hitting Mexican challenger.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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