One of the many world title bouts on New Year's Eve is an IBF Minimumweight title bout that sees the always exciting Katsunari Takayama (30-7-0-1, 12) defend his crown agauinst Mexican challenger Jose Argumedo(15-3-1, 9).
Today, ahead of that bout, Argumedo took part in a public training session at the Nakazato gym.
The session saw a very confident Argumedo act as if he was a champion in waiting and that he was going to be able to beat Takayama with little problem. He did confess that Takayama had fast movement but seemed confident that that wasn't going to be a problem, and that he could take the power of Takayama whilst also being the stronger and naturally bigger man.
The challenger, fighting outside of Mexico for the first time, didn't appear worried about what was to come, and it seems like he will be coming to do more than just enjoying Japan. In fact his training, which had included sparring with Pedro Guevara prior to Guevara's bout with Yu Kimura, saw him replicate the expected conditions of Osaka and he seems to feel that that training will really help against the local favourite.
Whilst Argumedo is the clear under-dog his confidence is likely to see him go out there swinging and we really could have an exciting action fight on our hands here.
The lightning kid faces off against undeserving Mexican foe
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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