On Wednesday fans in the USA got their first chance to see WBA Super Flyweight champion Kohei Kono (30-8-1, 13) ahead of Friday's world title defense against countryman Koki Kameda (33-1, 18).
The champion, preparing for his second defense, took part in an open training session which saw him take part in a light work out for the press.
Whilst it certainly wasn't Kono at his very best the champion did seem very relaxed and confident and looked like he was very happy with his preparation, in fact he seemed to have got his weight for the bout spot on with not a worry at all about making the 115lb limit.
Whilst this will be his US debut he does seem unperturbed by the unusual surroundings and appears to be focused completely on his upcoming bout.
Kohei Kono and Koki Kameda finally get it on!
(Image courtesy of Sumio Yamada)
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