On December30th we'll see Japanese sensation Naoya Inoue (14-0, 12) [井上 尚弥] make his next defense of the WBO Super Flyweight title, as he defends his title against French challenger Yoan Boyeaux (41-4, 26).
Today, just a day after arriving in Japan, Boyeaux took part in a public work out, and spoke to the press with a real air of confidence and surprisingly no fear of the "Monster", who has had other top Super Flyweights running scared in recent weeks.
The Frenchman sounded like he had been encouraged by the opportunity to face Inoue, and knows that a win will see him become a major player in the red hot Super Flyweight division in 2018. He knows he's the under-dog, and the away fighter, but both of them seem to be acting as motivation for the in-form challenger.
Sadly the actual work out from Boyeaux was sort, apparently due to issues with visa's for his team, who won't arrive until December 27th. As a result the work out lasted about 10 minutes and saw Boyeaux hitting the heavy bag and doing some shadow boxing. It wasn't a work out that could tell anyone much, but his positive attitude and his aggressive style did appear to at least show he was there to win, even if he is a clear under-dog against the destructive champion.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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