Yesterday the boxing press in Japan had the chance to see WBA Light Flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi (24-2-1, 11) [田口良一] take part in a public training session ahead of his August 31st world title defense against Ryo Miyazaki (24-1-3, 15) [宮崎 亮]. Today the press had the chance to see Miyazaki take part in a similar session.
Like Taguchi the challenger was full of confidence ahead of the fight and he stated that he was close to being on weight, just 2KG's over the limit. For those worrying about a repeat of the 2013 weight fiasco that saw a heavily drained Miyazaki being stopped by Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr, that's looking incredibly unlikely here.
The challenger has sparred miore than 100 rounds in preparation of this bout and added a couple more with his training session seeing him spend 2 rounds in the ring with former Japanese Super Flyweight champion Sho Ishida (21-0, 10) [石田 匠]. During the spar Miyazaki looked sharp and aggressive and it looks very clearly like he has spent a lot of time preparing for his bout after having faced some relatively abject opponents in recent years.
Taguchi takes part in public training session ahead of bout with Ryo Miyazaki!
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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