We are currently 2 months away from Japan's Tomomi Takano (8-1, 5) fighting in her first world title bout, a tough challenge against WBO female Super Flyweight champion Daniela Romin Bermudez (17-3-2, 5).
In preparation for the bout it seems Tomomi's team really have got an intensive and tough training regime set out for her.
We've known that they wanted to get her regularly sparring in 10 round sessions but what was surprising is that today's papers are widely reporting that her team want her to get 900, yes that's nine hundred, rounds of sparring before getting into the ring with Bermudez.
Given that the fight is now just 2 months away that would mean that Takano's team are looking for her to get around 15 rounds a day for about 60 days. When you take out days for recovery and things like the days immediately before the fight then those "rounds per day" increase notably to closer to 20 rounds a day.
The number is a genuinely shocking one and it's worth noting that former OPBF Bantamweight champion Hiroki Shiino has questioned,on twitter, how Tomomi will fit in the rounds.
If she does it then she'll have to hope that she doesn't suffer burn out by the time she gets in the ring with the champion.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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