This coming Sunday we'll see IBF Minimumweigth champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (8-0, 6) [京口 紘人] make his first defense of the title, as he takes on Nicaraguan challenger Carlos Buitrago (30-2-1-1, 17). Today, ahead of that fight Buitrgo took part in his media work out, and looked in good shape whilst talking about his motivation.
Buitrago stated he had been in 170 amateur and 33 professional bouts and had never been stopped, also talking about his huge edge in experience over Kyoguchi, suggesting that if Kyoguchi is aiming for a KO he's confident of beating the champion. He stated that he was close to the weight and felt more mentally strong than he had in his previous world title set backs, to Merlito Sabillo and Knockoiut CP Freshmart.
As for the work out Buitrago did some light work on the heavy bag, did some rope work and some shadow boxing. It was a very limited work out and one that saw him barely breaking a sweat. It was almost as if Buitrago wanted to give nothing away to the champion and instead focus on just having an easy, short and brief work out, rather than risk even tweaking anything this close to the fight.
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(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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