In a week's time we'll see WBA Light Flyweight "super" champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (12-0, 9) [京口 紘人] defending his title against unbeaten Thai challenger Satanmuanglek CP Freshmart (11-0, 5), aka Tanawat Nakoon, in what will be Kyoguchi's first defense.
Today, ahead of that bout, Kyoguchi took part in a media work out in Tokyo, at the Watanabe Gym.
The talented champion stated that he was 100% ready for the bout, and that he had scouted the Thai, being aware that Satanmuanglek is a tall southpaw. Despite the fact the Thai is unbeaten Kyoguchi seemed ultra-confident of winning, and really looked amazing at the work out as if he has really grown into a a very strong Light Flyweight.
At today's work out the champion sparred with former OPBF Flyweight champion Keisuke Nakayama (11-4-2, 5) [中山佳祐], who stated that Kyoguchi is just as quick as he was but compared his strength to that of a Bantamweight or Super Bantamweight. He looked ultra sharp with his punching, , his foot work was on point and the pressure he brought was scarily effective against his Watanabe gym mate.
As well as the sparring Kyoguchi worked the mitts, the heavy bag a punching ball and essentially went through a pretty full work out. He's got 2.5KG's to lose by the weigh in, but that's not expected to be any kind of issue come the weigh in.
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