Ruenroeng, doing the public session in the Ioka gym, did pad work with his trainer and looked very sharp with both his foot work and his punching form. It was quite remarkable to think that the champion looked this good for a 34 year old.
Although Ruenroeng is the defending champion it does seem that Ioka is the favourite and the Japanese fighter is attempt to become the quickest man in Japanese boxing history to become a 3-weight world champion. Ruenroeng however seems confident in his ability and seemed to suggest that there was no way he was going to lose the belt to Ioka.
For those wanting to watch this fight it will be televised on TBS alongside the IBF Minimumweight title fight between Katsunari Takayama and Shin Ono. The broadcast begins at 7:56PM local time.
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