Earlier today we were informed that that Mexico's Julian Yedras (24-1, 13) had arrived in Japan ahead of his highly anticipated WBO Minimumweight title bout with fast rising Japanese fighter Kosei Tanaka (4-0, 2), which takes place this coming Saturday.
The confident Mexican does come into this bout with a significant edge in experience however this will be his first bout outside of Mexico and he is up against a man that some regard as the best young fighter not named "Naoya Inoue".
From what we understand Yedras has given himself about a week to acclamatise to Japanese conditions, including the time zone. That may not be enough time to fully adapt though it seems clear that Yedras has been working hard in Mexico to prepare for the bout.
Kosei Tanaka chases records but will Julian Yedras be a pushover or a real obstacle?
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