The camp, run under the guidance of Masahiko Nakamura, has been a seriously physical one with a 10KM run early in the morning, followed by shadow boxing and more running, clearly focusing on the stamina of the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner. Following the punishing morning sessions the fighter, trainer and training buddy, have been punshed in mostly cario based exercises, trying to get Murata in to top fitness before he returns to the gym for more boxing based training and beginning sparring for Murata.
The camp began on August 7th and will run until August 14th, with the media being invited in today, and although the golf course is a relatively relaxing environment it's clear that the two fighters aren't being given time to enjoy the scenery with Mr Nakamura really pushing them hard.
Interestingly the camp does leave questions as to Ao's future, with the former 2-time world champion having been out of the ring for more than 2 years. Although not announced there is a rumour that he may be on the under-card in some capacity.
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