Former Japanese Super Bantamweight champion Hidenori Otake (22-1-3, 9) is 10 days away from the biggest fight of his career, a WBA world title bout against Britain's unbeaten Scott Quigg (29-0-2, 22), and today the press were invited to an opening training session from the Kaneko gym fighter.
Otake spent much of the session sparring with Japanese #8 ranked Featherweight Akihiko Katagiri with the two men enjoying 4 rounds of sparring before the fighter answered some questions from the media.
We do wonder why Otake is still in Japan considering the fact the the fight is so close and that acclimatising to a new country can take a notable amount of time considering the jet lag and change of cultures. Sadly from the the report on boxingnews.jp it seems that Otake won't leave Japan until November 16th, embarking on the journey with his trainer Kenji Kaneko. The rest of the Kaneko team behind Otake is then expected to join him a few days later, allowing them to be in attendance for the Kaneko card scheduled for November 18th, a card Otake was originally announced for.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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