Over the past few weeks we've been searching for footage of unbeaten Filipino Jeffrey Galero (11-0, 5) ahead of his WBC Minimumweight world title challenger this coming week against Wanheng Menayothin (36-0, 12). We'll admit we really struggled to see him, or for that matter learn anything about him other than his record. Today however that all changed as our friends over at thairec.com managed to get some a chance to see Galero take part in his opening training session.
The session saw Galero taking part in a light spar with Thailand's unbeaten Knockout CP Freshmart (9-0, 5), himself the current WBA interim Minimumweight champion, and boy did we learn something about Galero.
Firstly we learned that he wasn't a southpaw, something that boxrec had listed and that we had also been told. Instead Galero is an orthodox fighter who fights with a left hand lead which apparently was a shock not only to us but also Wanheng's team at Diamond Boxing.
Second we learned that Galero looks a pretty good boxer as seen in his spar with Knockout. The footage suggests that Galero is a fast handed boxer-mover with a nice array of shots and sharp movement, which he will have to rely on in the ring. We do however have a suspicion that his power is traded off against his speed and this possibly shows on his record.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Thairec.com for the image above and the video below.
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