Earlier today WBC #1 ranked Bantamweight Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (37-5-1, 16) took part in an open practice session ahead of his world title bout with WBC Bantamweight world champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16).
The session, which follows a similar one from Yamanaka a few days ago, saw Suriyan doing 3 rounds of light mitt work showing that he wasn't wanting to give anything away regarding his game plan. Although his tactics weren't shown, at all, he did show off his speed which he will have to be making the most of to over-come Yamanaka.
For Suriyan this will be his second fight in Japan, following a loss in March 2012 to Yota Sato. Whilst that's not a good thing for Suriyan this will be his 4th fight against a Japanese fighter having beaten Nobuo Nashiro and Takashi Kunishige. This bout will also be Suriyan's first world title bout at Bantamweight having fought Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in 2010 in a Flyweight title bout and having won the Super Flyweight with a decision over Tomas Rojas in 2011.
For those wanting to wtach the fight it wil be shown on NTV at 19:57 Tokyo time, from what we understand it will also be shown in 4K, a resolution 4 times better than HD!
As an interesting aside Suriyan wasn't in Japan alone and his brother, the world ranked Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai, was also as the training session held in the Teiken gym.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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