Tomorrow fans will see popular Japanese warrior Akira Yaegashi (20-5, 10) make his Super Flyweight debut as he takes on Thai visitor Songseanglek Phosuwangym (1-11).
On the scales today both men looked in great condition as they both made the divisional limit of 115lbs.
The weight is a career for the Japanese fighter, who first made his name at Minimumweight winning the WBA title with a FOTY contender against Kompayak Popramook. Despite that he had made the choice to move to Super Flyweight in the search of a third divisional title, to add to his reigns at Minimumweight and Flyweight. He is, however, coming into this bout after stoppage losses to Roman Gonzalez and Pedro Guevara.
There is little really known about the Thai who has been picked as an easy foe for Yaegashi to get a win and get a feel for the new weight. He's fought in Japan a few times and suffered blow out losses to Carlos Cuadras and Ryo Akaho and he's also been beaten by both Hayato Kimura and Ratchasak KKP. He shouldn't pose any problems for Yaegashi but it's clear that he's there to let Yaegashi's team asses their man, but if he does manage to test the Japanese fighter then the odds are that we'll be seeing the end of Yaegashi relatively soon.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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