This coming weekend we'll see WBC Light Flyweight champion Ken Shiro (10-0, 5) [拳 四朗] defend his title against former champion Pedro Guevara (30-2-1, 17), in a really interesting match up.
Today, ahead of that bout, Guevara took part in a public work out and seemed like the confident and intelligent young man who many fight fans have been impressed with in the past.
At the event today Guevara stated that he though Ken Shiro only deserved a draw in his title winning bout against Ganigan Lopez earlier this year, and that he was going to fight Ken Shiro with an extra level of aggression, making it harder for the judges to go against him, as they did when he lost the title to Yu Kimura. He also revealed that he was only marginally above the weight limit,and it's clear that he is very well prepared.
As for the actual work out Guevara looked incredibly sharp as he went through 2 rounds of shadow boxing, 3 rounds of work with the heavy bag and 4 rounds with the speed ball. He looked intense and powerful, and it's was obvious that he has slightly tweaked his preparation for Ken Shiro. That was further proven when his trainer stated that they had worked on two different gameplans for the bout, and that they would choose which to use on the day of the fight.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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