Earlier today at the Nakazato gym the media got the chance to see Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr (27-3-1, 15) take part in a public practice ahead of his upcoming world title fight with IBF Minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayama (28-7-0-1, 11).
The Thai youngster arrived in Japan yesterday and spent much of his public training time hitting mitts today whilst putting the finishing touches to his preparation.
Although a career Light Flyweight Fahlan is said to be well in control of his weight for the bout and just a couple of kilo's above the weight limit. As well as being set in regards to his weight he's also very confident of upsetting Takayama, showing no real respect to Takayama's record or his achievements. Of course it was that same attitude that saw Fahlan upsetting former WBA Minimumweight champion Ryo Miyazaki back in 2013.
Incidentally Fahlan's victory over Miyazaki was his only previous bout at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, a venue previously known as the Bodymaker Collosseum. He'll be hoping for a repeat of that win here.
Fahlan returns to Osaka and looks to become a second generation champion against the "Lightning Kid" Takayama
(Image courtesy of Thairec)
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