Randall Rayment to fight for Asia-Pacific title bout with Japenese champion Kyotaro Fujimoto

Hitting Japan: UTC St Marys boxer Randall Rayment will head to Japan next month with the opportunity to win two international titles from his bout with Japanese heavyweight champion Kyotaro Fujimoto. Picture: Andrew McMurtry
Hitting Japan: UTC St Marys boxer Randall Rayment will head to Japan next month with the opportunity to win two international titles from his bout with Japanese heavyweight champion Kyotaro Fujimoto. Picture: Andrew McMurtry

Australian heavyweight boxer Randall Rayment will have the biggest bout of his career when he fights Japanese champion Kyotaro Fujimoto next month.

Rayment, 31, trains at the Ultimate Training Centre (UTC) in St Marys and he said his body feels great going into this bout.

“It’s a 12 round fight - I’ve never gone past six - so I’ve changed all my training up,” he said.

“I’m the big underdog and they’ve picked me thinking I’m going to be an easy run over but I’m coming at them with everything so I’m looking forward to it.”

Rayment has fought the likes of rugby league star Paul Gallen, Jai Opetaia and Herman Purcell but has yet to take an international fight.

He will come up against Fujimoto, who has defeated four Australians in his last four bouts.

Currently on a six-fight winning streak, Rayment is confident going into the fight, with two Asia Pacific heavyweight titles on the line.

Rayment generally trains under owner Lincoln Hudson, who has trained fighters including world champions Wild Will Tomlinson, Vic Darchinyan and Danny Jacobs.

Most recently, Rayment has been working with UTC trainer Matt O’Brien, who said the preparation has been great so far.

“The biggest thing we’re focusing on in this camp is making sure Randall’s mind and body stay healthy and fresh,” he said.

“Under the guidance of Lincoln, we’ve really nailed that one on the head. This is the first time Randall is going to go 12 rounds in a boxing fight so changing the game plan so he can go the distance is the key and it’s been nothing short of top notch.”

Randall Rayment will fight Kyotaro Fujimoto in Tokyo on November 4.