Also at the event were WBA Super Flyweight champion Kohei Kono (30-8, 13) and his upcoming Norberto Jimenez (20-8-3, 10). This was less lively than the Uchiyama/Perez meeting but again saw both men seeming very confident of scoring a win.
For Kono many of his comments alluded to the fact he had been inactive since winning the title earlier this year, stopping Denkaosan Kaovichit, and that he was some what frustrated by that inactivity. That frustration probably grew when Jimenez began to open his mouth and suggested that Kono was looking tired and that the title would be changing hands. The comments from Jimenez shouldn't have been a surprise however as he has appeared cocky and incredibly confident, if not arrogant, since arriving in Japan.
Although Jimenez is unknown on the world stage he does seem like a young man with a lot of self belief, we will find out if that misguided or not when these two come to blows.
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