Although relatively unknown outside of Japan it's fair to say that Cobra Suwa (18-11-2, 10) [コブラ諏訪] has had an interesting career, fighting for the OPBF and Japanese Welterweight titles in 2013 before mounting a run at 154lbs in both Japan and Thailand. Although never one of the best fighters on the planet he has certainly enjoyed a bit of success.
Earlier this month he was in the US to have a training camp which saw him training under the eye of American boxing icon Shane Mosley Sr, and in fact spent time sparring with Shane Mosley Jr.
The training camp, which lasted around 2 weeks, was to help Suwa prepare for his first defense of the WBC Asian Boxing Council Super Welterweight title, which has been pencilled in for December in Thailand. That would be his 4th successive bout in the Land of Smiles and likely see him continue his title reign as he continues to develop a successful final chapter to his 13 year career.
(Image courtesy of Puma Toguchi gym)
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