Earlier today a number of boxers from the Ohashi stable of fighters left Japan to begin a training camp in Guam.
Among the fighters who traveled was Japanese sensation Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7) who is using the training camp to prepare for the first defense of his WBO Super Flyweight title, against either Warlito Parrenas or David Carmona. The champion said that he's not bothered over which foe is selected and that he's confident of beating either, not a surprising view from the youngster.
What was interest is that the "Monster" said that he now feels more confident about his left hand than his right hand after training intensively with his lead hand following the hand injury that has kept him out of the ring for so long.
Naoya's younger brother Takuma Inoue (5-0, 1) was also part of the travelling camp, along with their father and trainer Shingo Inoue. For Takuma this camp comes just days after his OPBF Super Flyweight title win over Mark Anthony Geraldo.
Others who traveled are former world champion Akira Yaegashi (21-5, 11), who is preparing for an August 20th bout with Indonesian fighter Heri Purnomo (2-4, 1) and Ryo Matsumoto (14-0, 12), who is set to fight on August 20th as he faces the world ranked Luis May (17-8-1, 7) in a really solid test for the touted youngster. These two members of the Ohashi stable were joined by their trainer Koji Matsumoto.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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