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WBA light flyweight champ Kyoguchi in fine form before Nov. 1 fight with WBC ruler Teraji

Oct 27, 2022 10:51 am

Undefeated World Boxing Association light flyweight ‘’super’’ champion Hiroto Kyoguchi of Watanabe Boxing Gym said after his public workout at the gym on Oct. 26 he is in a tip-top condition for his title unification fight on Nov. 1 with World Boxing Council light flyweight champion Kenshiro Teraji of B.M.B. Boxing Gym at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Prefecture.

This is because the 28-year-old Kyoguchi has been living with his stablemates and staff by renting an isolated house since Oct. 24 at his request. Kyoguchi said he thinks he can build a good fighting condition by living together with these members based on his experience in his past two title defenses abroad.

The other members wash his clothes, prepare meals, pickup and drop-off service for him, etc. ‘’It is a completely stress-free life,’’ Kyoguchi said, adding, ‘’Thanks to them, I can concentrate only on the coming fight.’’

According to Kyoguchi, this kind of daily life is good from the standpoint of enhancing communication with his teammates. On Oct. 25, he watched the YouTube of a memorable fight in 1990 between Julio Cesar Chaves of Mexico and Meldrick Taylor of the United States in a super lightweight title unification match at the advice of his trainer Takamutsu Kobayashi.

While Kyoguchi said he seldom watches this kind of video, he said, ‘’I was surprised and stimulated’’ by the fight.

At the advice of his manager Shinji Fukamachi, Kyoguchi ate rice ball wrapped in seaweed, steamed vegetables, pineapples, hot buckwheat noodles and ‘’Hijiki’’ seaweed for his breakfast on Oct. 26.
During the training, Kyoguchi spent 12 rounds on shadow boxing, heavy bag hitting and hitting the mitt, etc. He did not do sparring.

Meanwhile, Matchroom Boxing of England, with which the gym concluded a multi-fight promotional deal for Kyoguchi in December 2020, sent a video message of its CEO Eddie Hearn to Kyoguchi to the effect that Kyoguchi’s fight is worth watching because he is a kind of boxer who should be rated high on the pound-for-pound rankings.

Hearn continued the company hopes to cover more fights in Japan next year because Japan is an important market.

The fight with Teraji will go on the air via Amazon Prime Video in Japan, DAZN in Europe and ESPN+ in the United States.

Kyoguchi has a record of 16 straight wins, including 11 knockouts, while the 30-year-old Teraji has a 19-1 win-loss tally with 11 KOs.

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