Whilst at the Teiken gym Hasegawa, a former WBC Bantamweight champion, bumped into current WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (20-0-2, 15) with the two being pictured shaking hands together. Unfortunately it seems unlikely the pair will do any sparring together though with 4 or 5 days at the Teiken gym it's fair to say Hasegawa will be getting top quality work.
Having not been in a world title fight for 3 years Hasegawa will need all the good quality preparation he can get here as he attempts to become just the second ever Japanese fighter to become a 3-weight world champion.
Although no date has yet been set for Hasegawa's bout with Martinez we have heard rumours that it will be in the Kansai region in April. Interestingly this fits in with a different story that we've been hearing, one that suggest Yamanaka will be defending his world title in April in Kansai. Could we be on the verge of an excellent world title double header?