The 2016 Olympics is just around the corner and the big news from Japan this week is that Bantamweight hopeful Arashi Morisaka [森坂嵐] is confident of a winning a medal after sparring with two of Japan;s finest young fighters.
According to the papers Morisaka has been at the Ohashi gym in recent weeks where has spent time sparring with both the WBO Super Flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (10-0, 8) [井上 尚弥] and, more recently, the former OPBF Super Flyweight champion Takuma Inoue (7-0, 2) [井上 拓真].
With both of the Inoue's starting their own camps towards their September bouts they likely weren't in 100% condition but given their quality the sparring will have helped benefit Morisaka significantly whilst also helping the Inoue brothers prepare for their bouts, with the spars likely to have been beneficial for all involved.
The 19 year old Morisaka may also have nailed his mast to a post for when he turns professional with complimentary words being said about the Ohashi Gym, which recently signed former Olympian Satoshi Shimizu, and if they can snap Morisaka after the Olympics it would be another excellent signing for one of Japan's premier gyms.
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