This coming Sunday we'll see WBA Light Flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi (25-2-2, 11) [田口良一] defending his title against mandatory challenger Robert Barrera (18-1, 12), who looks to claim a world title in his first world title challenge.
Yesterday Barrera took part in a public work out, and seemed incredibly confident of coming out on top.
The Colombian revealed he had been studying Taguchi for a long time, watching him for about 18 months, and knows a lot about he Japanese world champion. He stated that he though Taguchi lost to Canizales last uear, and stated that one of his fighting brothers has told he needs a KO to win in Japan.
The work out it's self saw Barrera work the mitts and go at the heavy bag, doing a round of each, and he looked really light on his feet. It was clear he had been training hard for the bout and looked full prepared to face Taguchi. He's not travelled to just fight, but has gone to Japan to win, and to become a world champion.
Taguchi takes on mandatory challenger Barrera!
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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