Fuentes, who is 6-0 in Japan, seemed to be brimming full of confidence despite the fact many fans have written him going into the fighter against the sensational Chocolatito. Fuentes mentioned that he had previously sparred with Gonzalez and would be using that to his advantage, pointing out that he had more than just video to base his game plan around.
At the training sessions the Filipino looked ready to go in what will be the biggest fight of his career. He looked strong and powerful, as he always does, and looked very much a man on a mission. Not only did he look ready for combat but he also sounded ready and stated that the media would be reporting an upset from Yokohama.
The bout is one of two world title bouts from Japan this coming Saturday alongside a WBC Super Featherweight title bout between defending champion Takashi Miura (27-2-2, 20) and Mexican challenger Edgar Puerta (23-4-1, 19). Both of these bouts promise to be exciting for as long as they last with all 4 men being explosive fighters with an aggressive mentality.
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