WBC Super Featherweight champion Takashi Miura (28-2-2, 21) has a chance to really make a name for himself on May 1st as he battles the recognisable name of Billy Dib (39-3-0-1, 23), a former IBF Featherweight champion who is known in the US as well as a Asia-Pacific region. Miura maybe one of the best Super Featherweight's on the planet but many outside of Japan and Mexico are unaware of him due to the lack of a recognisable win on his record, though his brilliant victory over Sergio Thompson was 2013 FOTY contender.
With the Dib fight about 8 weeks away Miura has amped up his training and brought in the sparring services of former OPBF Super Featherweight champion Allan Tanada (13-4-3, 5), who famously upset Rikiya Fukuhara back in 2010 and dropped Masao Nakamura later the same year.
Although not an elite level fighter Tanada is a capable fighter and at 23 still has a lot of developing to do. He has however been forced to take a number of Miura's dangerous left hands in the sparring session with the world champion working hard on the punch which he hopes will be able to end Dib's challenge. Miura does however accept that this will be a tough fight.
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