Today, ahead of that bout, Fuentes took part in a public work out, and looked in fantastic shape, and very much the opposite of how he looked last time he was in Japan, suffering a 1-sided beat down to Kosei Tanaka. Fuentes seemed confident, showed sharp movement and looked fantastic whilst doing a round of shadow boxing, and spending time working the mitts and hitting the speed ball.
The work out of Fuentes was watched by both Tsuyoshi Hamada and Yoko Gushiken, who both seemed impressed by Fuentes, with both backing Higa to come out on top, though made it clear he was going to have to be wary of Fuentes's experience, size and ability.
Whilst Fuentes did look dire against Tanaka it does seem like the move to Flyweight has allowed his body to fill out properly and he did look a lot better in himself than he did ahead of the fight with Tanaka at the end of 2016, in what was a bout for the WBO Light Flyweight title.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)