A private showing of upcoming movie "Ashita no Joe" was held at Korakuen Hall on February 7th, and cast members Yamashita Tomohisa, Iseya Yusuke, Karina, and Kagawa Teruyuki showed up. The event was titled, "Champion Carnival", and 12 old and new boxing champions (Uchiyama Takashi, Guts Ishimatsu, Wajima Koichi, and so on) visited the event.
Yamashita, who plays the role of Yabuki Joe, showed his sparring skill in front of the champions. Although Yamashita seemed nervous to do so at the holy place of boxing in front of the professionals, he showed great punching skills. The champions praised Yamashita's brilliant poise, saying, "Amateurs can't handle one round of sparring. To me, as a boxer, his body is like a real boxer's" and "It's important for boxing to have muscles for speed. Yamashita-kun did amazing to build them!"
"Ashita no Joe" is scheduled to be released soon on February 11th.
Source: Sports Hochi
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