Oliver Flores takes part in public training session ahead of facing Takashi Uchiyama
Sunday really was a busy day in Japan for fight fans. There was title bouts in Kyoto and Osaka, there was ranked fighters in action, the signing ceremony ahead of Tuesday's bouts and the media work out of two world title challengers.
One of those was Nicaraguan Super Featherweight Oliver Flores (27-1-2, 17), who faces WBA Super Featherweight "super" champion Takashi Uchiyama (23-0-1, 19).
At the practice session Flores appeared confident and stated that he had been well prepared for facing Uchiyama. He also noted that he was a southpaw, like Takashi Miura who gave Uchiyama one of his toughest bouts, and that he had been watching the Miura/Uchiyama bout to helpprepare for the bout. His trainer seemed to suggest that whilst his charge is the under-dog he knew how to box and was possibly the second best fighter from Nicaragua, only behind Roman Gonzalez.
As for the actual training that was relatively limited with Flores mostly working the mitts with his trainer. Whilst it was limited it did draw comparisons to Ricardo Mayorga, who looked equally as wild at times.
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(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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