On May 29th we'll see WBC Light Flyweight champion Ganigan Lopez (28-6, 17) defending his title against unbeaten Japanese hopeful Ken Shiro (9-0, 5) [拳 四朗], with the Japanese fighter having his first world title fight and looking to extend his unbeaten run.
Today, ahead of that bout, Ken Shiro took part in a public practice event and and spent time addressing the media, which saw him say that he's going to hand the WBC belt to his father and promoter Hisashi Teraji, a fomer Japanese Middleweight and OPBF Light Heavyweight champion.
The youngster and his father spoke about their relationship and the way that Ken Shiro missed his father's career and wasn't pushed into the sport by his father, bur rather a failed attempt at becoming a boat racer.
As far as the actual training Ken Shiro took part in a spar with Japanese ranked fighter Masataka Taniguchi (6-1, 4) [谷口 将隆], of the Watanabe gym, and looked razor sharp, confident and relaxed.
The Japanese fighter also revealed that he would remain in Tokyo until after the fight, not returning home until after the contest.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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