Tokyo, Japan – With extraordinary motivation for his 3rd title protection, Planet Boxing Business (WBO) 105-pound winner Wilfredo ‘Bimbito’ Méndez of Puerto Rico stepped onto Japanese soil along with his coaching team for their engagement on Tuesday, December 14 at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium.
On arrival, Méndez was approached by the Japanese press and these have been his statements:
“To all the Japanese fans, I assure you that on December 14 you will have a genuine battle, a top quality combat. I am in prime affliction. I have been schooling challenging for two many years. I have not reduced my guard simply because I realized that the necessary with Taniguchi was going to arrive to me and in this article we are in Japan for December 14 to go out as a result of the large doorway.”
‘Bimbito’ (16-1, 6 KOs) will facial area the Japanese winner Masataka Taniguchi (14-3, 9 KOs), 1st rated below the WBO in the minimumweight division and necessary challenger of the sanctioning physique.
This fight will provide as the co-highlighted battle of the evening, which is headlined by unified 118-pound champion Naoya Inoue, who will facial area Aran Dipaen of Thailand.
‘Bimbito’ was accompanied by his coaches Yoel ‘Yowy’ González, Freddy Trinidad and Luis Gullo Medina.