Kazuyuki Miyata! Please Look Forward To The Weigh-Ins
Kazuyuki Miyata was recently interviewed on DREAM’s official site.
Miyata doesn’t think that there will be any problems fighting in DREAM for the first time since DREAM.1 since he has had fights since then.
About moving from Lightweight to Featherweight this year:
“I was a little too light at 70 kg. When I was 70 kg I passed by only having to skip breakfast at the day of the weigh-ins. So I was a little light. At 63 kg dropping weight is somewhat difficult, but I think Featherweight is a reasonable division for me.”
Miyata says about the 63 kg division of DREAM that if it was around 61 kg he would definitely give it up, but if it was 65 kg it would’ve been good. However, he says that he will definitely make 63 kg this time.
Miyata’s normal weight is around 72 kg. In DEEP he fought at 65.8 kg and seriously started to drop weight 2 days before. This time he’ll keep his weight exactly at 70 kg and then start to drop 2 days before. His body weight percentage is around 5% right now, but he’ll push it toward 0% (which he says won’t be a problem due to his wrestling background), so please look forward to the weigh-ins.
About DJ.taiki, Miyata has only seen his fight with Tokoro but he thinks he’s strong since he was chosen as a participant of the GP. However, Miyata will be over 70 kg (almost 100% muscle) at fight time. He thinks that there’s an overwhelming physical difference so there will be no problems.
He isn’t thinking much about the tournament right now, he wants to win against DJ and appeal with his strength. About his new gym, he has received a lot of support at his recent fights, he has been able to study various techniques, and he has become stronger by the week. He doesn’t think there are any minuses with him having opened the gym.
He has done physical training at Akira Maeda’s gym once a week this year. He has learned from Maeda about stamina which he has lacked in the past. He says with a bitter smile that the training there is more difficult than his fights.
Before, after the first round his stamina was mostly no good anymore. Now, however, he can fight 15 minutes, which he showed in DEEP, so the training has payed off.
He really wishes for the fans to see the weigh-ins. He is also looking forward to it. You’ll see a body which can’t be seen easily. It’ll be an enjoyable fight and he’ll show a different Miyata than we have seen in the past.