The Argentinian fighter, who is fighting in Japan for the second time, will be accompanied on his travels by 3 members of his team. Diego Giménez, his coach and representative, Jorge Arias, his trainer for the bout, and assistant trainer and Roberto Castillo.
Ahead of the bout Reveco, who at one point was training alone, has said he knows the bout will be a tough one that Ioka is a technical fighter with good counter punching abilities. It seems clear that the Argentinian has scouted his foe though we do wonder just how effective his training has been. What is notable however is that he's getting to Japan 2 weeks ahead of his clash in Osaka.
As for Ioka the Japanese star has been quiet in his personal blog but the blog belonging to his team at the Ioka gym has been busy and they seem to be riding a high after Masayoshi Nakatani's recent OPBF Lightweight title defense this past weekend. It would seem like Ioka will be trying to continue that feel good feeling of the gym as he hunts a third divisional world title. If Ioka is successful he'll become just the second Japanese born fighter to claim world titles at 3 weights, following Koki Kameda who achieved the feat by winning titles at Light Flyweight, Flyweight and Bantamweight.
Ioka and Reveco battle in make or break fight! (Preview)
(Image courtesy of http://ameblo.jp/ioka-kazuto)