On Monday Mexican fighters David Carmona (20-2-5, 8) and Martin Tecuapetla (13-6-3, 10) arrived in Japan ahead of their world title bouts with Naoya Inoue (9-0, 8) [井上 尚弥] and Akira Yaegashi (23-5, 12) [八重樫 東].
The two men arrived at Narita airport less than a week ahead of their world title fights, though both seemed confident and both looked like they had come to fight, and score the upsets over popular Japanese champions.
For Carmona the fight will be his second world title fight, third if you include an interim title fight, and he will be hoping to prove his value whilst entering the bout as a mandatory challenger to Inoue. Whilst he is going up against one of the most talented on the planet there is a chance that Inoue may have over-looked the Mexican. In our eyes that's Carmona's best hope.
For Tecuapetla the fight will be his first world title fight, and whilst he's also the under-dog he is viewed as a very live under-dog for his first world title fight, and a bout that could potentially be a sleeper classic with both men having styles that should gel excellently.
(Image courtesy of Fuji boxing)
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