This coming Friday fight fans will be able to Keita Obara (15-1-1, 14) [小原 佳太] challenge unbeaten Russian Eduard Troyanovsky (24-0, 21) for the IBF and IBO titles.
Since arriving in Russia both men have taken part in a public practice session, with both looking sharp, in great shape and ready to fight.
As part of his training session Obara did some shadow boxing and mitt work whilst Troyanovsky focused on the mitts whilst both also went on to give comments to the media, with both said to be confident.
Although the bout is on delay in Japan it has managed to get some attention, sadly not as much as the bout deserves with some feeling this is set to be an absolute fire cracker.
Punchers collide as Obara challenges Troyanovsky!
(Image courtesy of Misako)
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