The Japanese slugger did 2 rounds of sparring in which he looked sensational as well as pad work and showed off some defensive moves, including the Ali Shuffle.
Although the session was to show off for the media Miura did notable answer some questions and give some comments to those in attendance about both his upcoming opponent and his year so far, which has been a disappointing one for his fans.
Miura hasn't fought since last December when he defended his belt against Dante Jardon. It's certainly been a frustrating year though one that seems to feel has improved him as a fighter with a lot of time to train and work on his weaknesses, including his often lax defense. The fighter himself as has described the lay off as one that has seen him improving greatly with a lot of time in the gym something that wouldn't have happened had he been as active as he was in 2013, in which he fought 3 times.
In regards to his upcoming contest he described Puerta as being a fighter who likes to fight up close, something that was clear from the footage of him that we saw. Despite the fact Puerta likes a fight and has an imposing KO record of his own, Miura did promise to go for the knockout if the opportunity arose. We dare suggest that with both men having a KO mentality this could be one of the most exciting bouts of the year, much like Miura's war with Sergio Thompson from last year.
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