We have been informed in the last few hours that upcoming world title challenger Samartlek Kokietgym (17-4, 5) has a secret weapon ahead of his upcoming fight with Japanese star Naoya Inoue (6-0, 5).
From what we understand Samartlek has linked up with Japanese trainer Seiji Shinoda, a former trainer at Kyoei Gym.
Apparently Mr Shinoda has been based in Thailand since February this year and feels that prior to working with Samartlek the Thai was operating at 50% of his potential. Now Mr Shinoda feels he has got Samartlekat 100% an that the Thai will be fully prepared for the biggest and toughest fight of his career so far.
Whether or not this will actually huge help the Thai to a victory on September 5th is up for debate though it will certainly have helped the Thai fighter acclimatise to Japanese culture and have helped him to get a little bit of inside information on on Inoue and perhaps a few of his weaknesses, if "Monster" actually has any.
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