Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kamegai: No More Language Barrier for Guerrero Fight

By Ryan Maquiñana

Yoshihiro Kamegai enters Saturday’s welterweight clash with Robert Guerrero hoping to erase the memory of his last trip to the StubHub Center in Carson, California one year ago.

Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KOs) dropped a unanimous decision to Yohan Perez in a bout rife with issues in the corner. However, the 31-year-old from Tokyo believes he’s made the necessary adjustments to make sure the problems don’t resurface.

“I had some challenges communication-wise because my team and I did not speak the same language,” Kamegai said. “So coming back this time, I have a different team, we speak the same language now, and we’re in a lot better position than we were before.”

The Japanese slugger has also studied film on Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KOs) of Gilroy, California, who is coming off the second-longest layoff of his career after a defeat to Floyd Mayweather in May of last year.

“We have a very interactive style,” Kamegai said. “Any time when you get into a top-level fighter like Robert Guerrero, to me, I look at it like a challenge. I haven’t gone into someone this high of a level.

“… As far as his ring rust, he’s had a long layoff before and I saw his fight after that (against Selcuk Aydin), and he came in good condition. I trained myself to put myself in the best condition to fight the best Guerrero that’s out there.”

Follow Ryan Maquiñana on Twitter @RMaq28 or email him at [email protected].

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 06-18-2014

[QUOTE=shinygloves;14672275]He's fun to watch and seems like a genuine guy, but I can't see how he wins this one.[/QUOTE] Kamegai has a good chance, the ghost has turned into a celebrity. Him and his prima donna dad spend more time…

Comment by Showtime.. on 06-18-2014

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;14672100]Yoshihiro Kamegai enters Saturday’s welterweight clash with Robert Guerrero hoping to erase the memory of his last trip to the StubHub Center in Carson, California one year ago. Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KOs) dropped a unanimous decision to Yohan Perez in…

Comment by Firefist on 06-18-2014

He's fun to watch and seems like a genuine guy, but I can't see how he wins this one.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Spence-Peterson Peaked at 695K Viewers, Averaged 637K on SHO Photos: Miguel Cotto Honored By WBO - With The Diamond Belt Hearn: Bellew Confident He'll End Haye's Career, Will Fight More Errol Spence vs. Carlos Ocampo Ordered By The IBF Kermit Cintron: Amir Khan is Coming Back - That's a Fight I Want! Photos: Anthony Joshua Grinds, Putting in Work For Parker Bout Heather Hardy vs. Ana Julaton in Two Fight Deal - Boxing, MMA Photos: Usyk, Briedis - Open Workouts Draw a Big Crowd Lee Selby vs. Josh Warrington Finalized For May 19 Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker - Over 70,000 Tickets Sold! Micki Nielsen vs. Ricards Bolotniks on Usyk-Briedis Card Beltran vs. Moses, Kavaliauskas vs. Avanesyan Ticket Information Jose Nunez Inks Promotional Pact With Sampson Boxing Malignaggi: How Good is Luis Ortiz Without The PEDs? Roach Sees Winnable Fight: Pacquiao Can Beat Lomachenko! Spence's Trainer: Why is Thurman Getting Pass Brook Didn't Get? Usyk Confident: Fighting in Briedis’ Backyard Won't Be a Problem Anthony Joshua Would Entertain a Post-Fight Career in Politics Rolando Romero Talks Upcoming Fight, Sparring Teofimo Lopez Video: Javier Fortuna Furious Over Easter Getting Decision Win Golden Boy Prez: We'll Do Fights With Top Rank - No TV Hard Lines Video: Shawn Porter Talks Spence, Thurman, More Usyk Eyes Anthony Joshua: I Will Fight Him, Show How Good I Am! Green: Mundine's Race Card Remarks on Jeff Horn Are Reckless Errol Spence Has The Makings of a Ring 'Boss' Eddie Hearn Smiles: I Think We've Got Deontay Wilder Cornered! Dorticos Warns Gassiev: An Atomic Bomb Will Drop in Russia! Brook: Confident I'll Beat Queen Khan, Rabchenko is 50-50 Fight Roach Gives Crawford Edge Over Spence: The Best Fight in Boxing Frampton: I'm Biggest Draw at 126, Donaire is a Must-Win Fight Golden Boy Prez: Wilder is Most Talented in Division, Beats Joshua Parker's Promoter Sees Tyson Fury as a Camp Boost For Joshua Malignaggi Warns: Horn Will Not Be That Easy For Crawford Barthelemy Takes Advantage of Delayed Date For Relikh Title Fight Nico Hernandez vs. Jozsef Ajtai Set For February 10 Miguel Cotto, Golden Boy Announce Series of Shows at PR Presser IBF Goes Through Some Changes To Start Off The New Year The Contender is Officially Coming Back in 2018 - On EPIX Photos: Ryota Murata, Emanuele Blandamura - Go Face To Face Spence: If Anybody Saw Flaws They Can Capitalize On - Call Al!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement