On August 26th we'll see all action Japanese warrior Yoshihiro Kamegai (27-3-2, 24) [亀海喜寛] battle Puerto Rican icon Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33) for the WBO Light Middleweight title, in what will be Kamegai's first ever world title fight.
In the last few weeks Kamegai has been in the US taking part in the media promotion for the bout and training Stateside with Rudy Hernandez. Those media commitments have now cooled and today Kamegai returned to the Teiken gym, to begin training for the potentially career changing bout with Cotto.
The training session today was a relatively light one for the tough guy, who spoke about his time in the US to the Japanese media. Despite it being light it is early in his preparations for the bout, and he will be stepping things up significantly in July, when he began to spar for the contest and really step things up.
Although the clear under-dog it does seem like Kamegai is determined to make the most of his upcoming opportunity and will be coming into the ring in August to have a war with the Puerto Rican veteran, who has been inactive since losing to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez back in November 2015.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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