Earlier today Go Odaira (11-3-3, 1) took part in his public practice ahead of his his world title fight at the end of the year against Katsunari Takayama (27-7-0-1, 10).
The practice session, held at the Yokohama City Gym, saw Odaira hitting the pads with a trainer before talking about what he's done as part of his training camp, which has included 120 rounds of sparring already, with another 20 to come.
From what we understand Odaira has been trying to improve his already impressive speed and his training has seen him working with weights on his ankles to try and strengthen his stamina and movement. This has been alongside his work with former world title challenge Shin Ono, who has previously fought Takayama. The work with Ono has been to allow Odaira a chance to spar with a good quality southpaw, something he's not really done so far in his career.
The talented fighter did look sharp in the session though it's clear he is stepping up big time to fight Takayama. The big step up might be too much no matter how much training Odaira does.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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