Earlier today Mexico's Adrian Luna Flores (17-2-1, 11) took part in his open training session ahead of his fight this coming Friday with Japanese star Ryota Murata (4-0, 4). The session, open to members of the press, was the first time that many had been able to see Luna in the flesh and although many Japanese fans have written off hsi chances he seemed somewhat confident.
Although Luna didn't participate in an open sparring session had did look sharp on a bag and managed to describe himself somewhat.
As an amateur Luna went 18-0 (18) and was dubbed "Tyson" though since turning professional he has shown himself to be more of a boxer than an inside fighter. This, of course, wasn't really on show though seems to suggest that he's not going to get into a toe-to-toe war with Murata.
Stood at over 6' Luna is a tall rangy Middleweight and Murata will be aware that he will need to apply a lot of pressure to cut the distance and work on the inside, as he usually does. Also the height of Luna will likely leave a lot of body available for Murata's crunching body shots.
With dreams of a world title the Mexican will be aware he will need to put on the best performance of his career. In all honesty we doubt even that will really help the visitor.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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