WBC 112LB CHAMP HIGA IN PUBLIC WORKOUT


April 6, 2018

TOKYO, JAPAN

Japanese knockout artist, WBC flyweight champ Daigo Higa (15-0, 15 KOs) showed a customary public workout on Tuesday prior to his third defense against Nicaraguan Cristofer Rosales beneath WBA 160-pound ruler Ryota Muratafs first defense in Yokohama on April 15. His manager and former WBA 108-pound boss Yoko Gushiken, 62, expressed his strong wish that Higa, 22, would renew the current Japanese record of the most consecutive knockouts to make it sixteen therein. Higa, a dynamic hard-puncher, is scheduled to be awarded Okinawa Prefectural Prize two days after his forthcoming title defense. Gushiken said, gShould he lose in this defense, Ifll have Higa withdraw from the award ceremony.h The Okinawan champ, however, will be a prohibitive favorite over the Nicaraguan Rosales in his third defense since dethroning Juan Hernandez last May.

(4-6-2018)


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