Cuban boxing star Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9) arrived in Japan earlier today as he puts the final touches to preparations for his bout, on December 31st, against Japan's Hisashi Amagasa (28-4-2, 19).
The Cuban fighter, a defensive genius, has given himself a little over a week to adapt to the conditions in Japan. Despite having had such a stellar career in the amateur ranks this is only the second time he has been in Japan though that isn't viewed as an issue by the fighter or his team, in fact comments from the fighter seemed to suggest that he was very confident about winning and honoured to be able to fight in the country
Although viewed by many in the west as a "boring" fighter Rigondeaux did show some some personality as he stuck around and answered questions from the media and allowed fans to take photographs showing himself as a more personal fighter than many have given him credit for.
Among the comments made by him and his team was a thank you to Amagasa who was willing to fight him, unlike many fighters in the west who have done their best to ignore his existence.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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