Next week we'll see Japanese legend Hozumi Hasegawa (35-5, 15) [長谷川 穂積] battle against WBC Super Bantamweight champion Hugo Ruiz (36-3, 32) in a bout for Ruiz's title and potentially a chance for Hasegawa to become a 3-weight champion.
Today, ahead of that bout, Hasegawa took part in a public work out that saw him spend a lot of time working out and showing off his skills and abilities for the media.
In terms of the work out Hasegawa did some shadow boxing, mitts work, worked the body bag and did some working on the heavy bag. It was a long work out session but showed his stamina and desire.
That desire was also seen in Hasegawa's comments to the media. He agreed that a loss here would be the end of his long career, a career that has seen him win world titles at both Bantamweight and Featherweight. Despite agreeing that a loss would be the end he seemed to suggest that he wasn't thinking about losing and was determined to win the bout.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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