Hiroshige Osawa – Japanese featherweight Hiroshige Osawa (30-3-4) takes on undefeated WBO world champion Oscar Valdez (20-0) this Saturday night at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. The fight is one of four WBO world title fights being offered by Bob Arum and Top Rank on pay-per-view. Check your local listings for start times.
The 31 year old Osawa is a long time veteran of Japan’s robust boxing scene, but he is making his first fight in the United States in what will also be his first bid for a world title. Osawa is riding an eight fight winning streak and he has not lost a fight since August of 2009, going 15-0-1 in that long time span. Osawa spoke in his native Japanese and used a translator, and he was short and to the point. As he enters the biggest fight of his life, could nerves be affecting him?
The Wynn Resort Hotel in Las Vegas was the site of Top Rank’s pre-fight press conference on November 3rd. Footage captured by TBC’s Marcelino Castillo.
See the complete press c0nference raw footage right here at The Boxing Channel (49 minutes).
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