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Tuesday. April 6. 2021

WBC light flyweight champ Teraji shows workout online before Apr.24 title defense

Undefeated World Boxing Council light flyweight champion Kenshiro Teraji of BMB Boxing Gym showed his public workout online in Tokyo on Apr. 5 ahead of his title defense against Tetsuya Hisada of Harada Boxing Gym on Apr. 24 at EDION Arena Osaka, western Japan.

The 29-year-old Teraji, who is making his eighth defense of the title he captured in May 2017, did shadowboxing and bagging mitts and a heavy bag under the watchful eyes of his trainer Kenta Kato of Misako gym. Although Teraji belongs to Kyoto-based BMB gym, he normally trains himself at Misako gym.

‘’I have been doing well. I am shaping up my body movement, which is more important than studying my opponent’s performance, ‘’ said Teraji.

Kato said, ‘’Since Hisada is a seasoned veteran, he can change his pace even during a fight. We have to be careful about that. We are having Teraji lower the center of his gravity a little bit more so that he can continue his offensive and defensive movement more effectively.’’

Teraji has a record of 17 straight wins, including 10 knockouts, while Hisada has a 34-10-2 win-loss-draw tally with 20 KOs.

The fight was initially planned to take place on Dec. 19 last year but was postponed due to Teraji’s misconduct of damaging a parked car on the premises of another person in a state of inebriation after drinking alcohol at a drinking establishment in Tokyo last July.

The Japan Boxing Commission imposed a three-month suspension of his boxer’s license effective on Dec. 1 in addition to a 3 million-yen (about $29,000) financial penalty and 48-200 hours of social engagement activities for his misconduct within the six months. Photo by Misako Boxing Gym