Earlier today Thailand's Inthanon Sithchamuang (28-7-1, 15) [อินทนนท์ ศิษย์ชะมวง] arrived in Japan from his native Thailand, ahead of his WBA Super Flyweight title bout, on April 27th, against Kohei Kono (31-8-1, 13) [河野 公平].
The Thai, who has never won outside of Thailand, was happy to talk to the media on his arrival in Japan and although his record on the road is less than great he did sound confident.
From what we understand he's bang on in his preparation, with just 1.8KG's to lose before the weigh in, he's confident and appears to be aware that Kono is a good fighter whilst developing a game plan based on his patience. Of course being patient against a fighter like Kono could be a mistake, give that the Japanese fighter has a great engine and more than respectable power.
Although he has a tiny bit of weight to lose he has claimed that he is in 100% top condition, something he will need to be in if he's to over-come Kono and claim his biggest career win. Of course however he is a big under-dog and it would be a major shock to see him over-come the Tokyo "Tough Boy".
(Image courtesy of Sponichi)
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