From what we understand unbeaten Japanese Super Flyweight Teiru Kinoshita (19-0-1, 3) is currently on Awaji Island, in Hyogo Prefecture, taking part in a mini-training camp ahead of his IBF world title fight on July 18th.
Kinoshita, who will be fighting the dangerous Zolani Tete (18-3, 16), has said that there are specific aspects that he is working, notably the lower body, as he seems to under-stand this will not be an easy contest despite his unbeaten record and tricky south paw style.
The bout, which will be Kinoshita's first ever world title bout, looks like a very difficult one and although he'll be at home he'll likely be the under-dog against a fighter who has serious power and has performed admirably away from home.
The camp, which really is a mini one, ends on June 6th before he gets back to the mainland and continues his developmental work. We're hoping that Kinoshita will be fully aware of what to expect from Tete who is tough, strong and very hard hitting. Unfortunately for the former Japanese national champion we don't think his opponents so far have done much to prepare him for an opponent like Tete so he will need to step up on a big way to win this bout.
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