This coming weekend fans in Japan will see WBC Light Flyweight title champion Ganigan Lopez (28-6, 17) defending his title against Japanese challenger Ken Shiro (9-0, 5) [拳 四朗], in what looks like an interesting "Veteran Vs Novice" match up.
Yesterday, Tuesday, the media in Japan had the chance to see the champion take part in a public work out, and discuss his career, his plans and his future.
The champion, a third generation fighter looked very calm and confident and spoke about why he has been so inactive recently, have suffered an injury to his calf in his previous bout. He is however now fully healed, havign taken 2 months to recover.
At the work out he looked really calm, relaxed and confident as he stated he was more experienced, more powerful and more defensively skilled than the challenger. He also looked very sharp during his work out, which saw him move lightly on his feet during somw shadow boxing and touch sparring with his trainer. It was clear that the calf injury has completely healed and he looked in great physical shape. It should be noted however that Ken Shiro's team have seemingly changed their plans, and he'll look to apply the pressure and take the fight to the Mexican.
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