Although the bout is 2 months away Takano has been getting in plenty of preparation and today she took part in a public training session in which sparred with Kyoei representative, and former male world champion, Takefumi Sakata.
The spar seems to have given Sakata a chance to really evaluate the talented model-boxer who, in the past, has struggled with stamina issues. It seems that to try and work on that Sakata has set her a heavy scheduled of sparring and she'll be regularly going 10 rounds in the gym. It's notable that she has never done 10 rounds in a fight, and has only beyond 6 rounds once, against the poor Nongbua Lookpraiaree.
Although Sakata hasn't fought since his retirement back in 2010 the 35 year old did look in good shape and seemed to have been able to replicate Bermudez's style in the spar. Something that will be invaluable heading into Takano's big bout. It is however a long way to go until the fight and Takano will still need a lot more time and training if she's to defeat the talented champion.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)