Earlier today Japanese media got the chance to see WBC Light Flyweight champion Yu Kimura (18-2-1, 3) [木村 悠] take part in a public training session ahead of his upcoming title defense against Ganigan Lopez (26-6, 17).
The session saw Kimura sparring with southpaw fighter Kenji Ono (10-1, 5) [大野兼資], and showing off his sharp jab and skills.
The reason Kimura was in with Ono was to put finishing touches to his preparation for Lopez, who like Ono is a southpaw. Despite not fighting many southpaws Kimura has got the look of a very confident fighter, in fact he looks like a fighter who has really started to bloom in self belief since winning his world title, and in fact he has continued to build in confidence since winning the Japanese title.
As well as the sparring Kimura also spent time hitting the mitts and hitting the heavy bag whilst working up a sweat.
Kimura's title defense, which comes a week tomorrow, will be televised live on G+.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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