On January 28th we get a Super Featherweight treat with two potentially thrilling bouts at at 130lbs on the same American show. One of those bouts will see former WBC champion Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23) [三浦 隆司] fight in a world title eliminator against Miguel Roman (56-11, 43).
Today, ahead of that bout, Miura spoke to the press and spoke about what he has been working on ahead of that fight, and admitted that his biggest area for work had been his use of his feet. In fact he seemed to admit that his poor footwork essentially cost him his title against Francisco Vargas, back in 2015, and that he is no long using straight lines, and is also changing levels more than he had in the past.
Whilst the focus of the training had been his footwork the former champion also made a vow for the future, with that being to become a world champion again before the end of 2017. If Miura does achieve that goal it would like mean that he would have to be in two wars, firstly against Roman and then later in the year against the winner of the Francisco Vargas (23-0-2, 17) face off with fellow slugger Miguel Berchelt (30-1, 27), which will headline the card on January 28th.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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