At the moment tensions between Japan and South Korea are certainly mounting with diplomatic issues between both countries certainly increasing. Sadly boxing is caught in the cross fight with OPBF Light Welterweight champion Rikki Naito (23-2, 7) [内藤 律樹] set to face Korean challenger Gyu Beon Jeon (9-3-1, 4) [전규범] on October 9th.
We won't get into the the politics of Japan and South Korea, and how issues have escalated in the last few weeks, what we will however say is that the Cassius gym, and Rikki Naito, have released a video ahead of the fight, combining a bit of hype for the contest, with comment from Naito talking about the fight.
For those unaware the Naito family have got links back to Korea, with Rikki's father Cassius Naito having fought a number of times in Korea, coming up short every time.
The message from Naito is a simple one, with English and Japanese subtitles and is worth watching, as it's a rare glimpse into something we wouldn't often get the chance to see.
The video, which is embedded below, was originally shared by on twitter Naito's stablemate Caliente Koyasu, who is well worth a follow, especially for his genuinely charming English language lessons that began with "What's up Boys?"
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