Earlier today Japanese star Shinsuke Yamanaka (24-0-2, 17) [山中慎介] took part in a public work out ahead of the 10th defense of the WBC Bantamweight title on March 4th.
The talented southpaw, who will be facing Venezuelan tough guy Liborio Solis (23-3-1, 10) in his upcoming bout, spent part of that open training session sparring a couple of rounds with Filipino fighter Jake Bornea (10-1, 5).
Although Yamanaka hasn't looked great in some of his recent bouts, including a very narrow win over Anselmo Moreno, he has sounded really confident coming in to this one and appears to be brimming with self confidence as he attempts to join a very short list of Japanese fighters to reach double figure in terms of title defenses.
The Teiken fighter has stated that he has watched Solis in action, including Solis's bout with Kohei Kono, and it seems that that bout is one of the ones that Yamanaka is building his game plan around. He's confident in his power, as he always is, and seems to have suggested that he will be hunting a KO.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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