On April 9th we'll see Shun Kubo (11-0, 8) [久保隼] challenge WBA regular Super Bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermeno (26-5-1-1, 15) in what will be Kubo's first world title challenge.
Today, ahead of that bout, Kubo took part in a public training session The young challenger spoke to the media, and explained that he had been talking a lot to former 3-weight champion Hozumi Hasegawa, and had been encouraged by the recently retired legend. Kubo stated that his weight loss had been good and that he had been doing a lot of cooking for himself to help control the calories he'd taken in. His team also seemed like they were confident that Kubo as in the best condition of his boxing life.
The training session saw Kubo doing some shadow boxing, working the mitts with his trainer. He looked sharp and in good condition at the work out, but of course there is a whole world of difference between working the mitts and facing off with an opponent like Cermeno.
As mentioned recently, fans who are hoping to watch this bout live will have to tune in to Kansai TV on Sunday, with KTV being the only channel set to how the bout live.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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