Japanese wonder kid Naoya Inoue (5-0, 4) had a public work out earlier today ahead of his WBC Light Flyweight world title fight with Mexico's Adrian Hernandez.
In the open session Inoue revealed that he was comfortable at the weight and that he was coming to win. He seemed calm through out and sparred for 3 rounds with Japan's #3 ranked Flyweight Tetsuma Hayashi (23-2-1, 7).
Although little training was really shown to the cameras it does seem like Inoue is ready for the toughest fight of his career and one he knows will make him a boxing legend in Japan if he wins. It's clearly a big ask for the youngster considering Hernandez's experience, power and skill but it's one that Inoue seems to have known was on the cards since his amateur days and as a result he's been preparing for this bout since it was announced but since he first began boxing.
On a linked note we've been informed that Naoya's younger brother Takuma Inoue is now a holder of a Japanese A License allowing him to fight in bouts longer than 8 rounds.
(Pictured is Naoya Inoue centre, flanked by his father and trainer Shingo on the right and Ohashi gym chairman Hieyuki Ohashi on the left; picture is Courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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