Unsurprisingly Kubo held notable advantages in both height and reach over Cermeno, though of course lacks in terms of experience compared to the Venezuelan champion, who has three times more fights and more than 4 times as many rounds.
At the moedical both men seemed confident, with Cermeno almost going as far as arrogant and stated that he was looking to face Tomoki Kameda (33-2, 20) [亀田和毅] later in the year. Cermeno stated that he he had been contacted by Kameda's team prior to arranging terms to face Kubo and that he was weanting to return to Japan to defend his title against the youngest of the Kameda brothers.
Kubo challenges champion Cermeno!
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