Earlier today WBA Light Flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi (24-2-1, 11) [田口良一] took part in a public training ahead of his upcoming defense against Ryo Miyazaki (24-1-3, 15) [宮崎 亮], on August 31st.
The talented and tough champion sounded full of confidence here and essentially stated that he was going to destroy Miyazaki with a great game plan and that he had been practising a specific punch with which to beat his challenger. It seems like he's going to use his movement, pick his spots and go to the body of Miyazaki with a game plan that he and his team have worked hard on. Although confident of winning Taguchi also seemed to be aware that this was going to be a real fight and it seems as if he's going to enjoy the in-ring war.
At the public practice session Taguchi sparred a couple of rounds with fast rising stablemate Hiroto Kyoguchi (3-0, 3) [京口 紘人] before doing 3 rounds on the mitts. Through he looked sharp with both hands and feet and it's clear he's been working extra hard to over-come Miyazaki, in fact he's done 120 rounds of sparring in preparation for the former WBA Minimumweight champion.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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