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WBC champ Teraji shows full of confidence in Nov. 1 title unification bout with WBA champ Kyoguchi

Oct 28, 2022 9:22 am

World Boxing Council light flyweight champion Kenshiro Teraji of B.M.B. Boxing Gym said on Oct. 27 in Tokyo he thinks he can attain a knockout victory in his title unification fight with World Boxing Association light flyweight ‘’super’’ champion Hiroto Kyoguchi of Watanabe Boxing Gym on Nov. 1 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Prefecture.

Showing his training at Misako Boxing Gym, where he normally trains, the 30-year-old Teraji appeared to be full of confidence in the fight thanks largely to the enzyme drink he has been taking for the past six days.

According to Teraji, he has not been eating and has been taking only that drink from six days ago. He said, ‘’My skin is very springy,’’ showing his fair-skinned face to the press while smiling.

Teraji said he adopted this practice for his last fight in March this year, in which he regained the title he lost to Masamichi Yabuki of Midori Boxing Gym in September last year. Teraji attained a one-punch knockout in the third round in the rematch.

Both Teraji and his father Hisashi said enzyme drink has detoxification effects, in which toxins of a body is cast off while retaining necessary nutrients.

In this connection, Kenshiro said, ‘’It’s sweet, and you can drink it as if it were carbonated drink if you dilute it with soda. By taking this, you can easily reduce your weight and move rapidly just like I did in my last fight.’’

Asked about the fight with the 28-year-old Kyoguchi, Teraji said, ‘’I think he will fall somewhere in the fight. After beating him, I hope to eventually unify the titles of the all the four major sanctioning bodies.’’
His long-time trainer Kenta Kato of the Misako gym echoed his opinion by saying, ‘’I am sure he can win it without problem.’’

Asked about the question whether Teraji will fight as an infighter or an out-boxer, Kato replied, ‘’He will not be totally dedicated to either type.’’ Kato hinted at the probability of Teraji choosing an ideal fighting style depending on the situation.

While the undefeated Kyoguchi is regarded as a strong favorite according to an overseas bookmaker’s betting odds, Teraji brushed it aside by saying, ‘’If and when I win the fight, my name recognition overseas will increase accordingly. I only have excitement of victory.’’

Teraji has a 19-1 win-loss record with 11 KOs while Kyoguchi has 16 straight wins, including 11 KOs.

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