Ahead of this weeks WBC Flyweight title fight between Akira Yaegashi and Edgar Sosa both men under-went the usual pre-fight medical checks. These checks, as we seem to get on a fairly regular basis, showed us some interesting information in regards to the two men.
As you can see from the table above both men have very similar heights though Sosa has a huge 9cm (over 3.5 inches) in reach advantage. You can bet every penny you have that he's going to try and make the most of those long levers to keep Yaegashi on the outside. Saying that though Yaegashi has often been the "stubby" fighter through his career and will likely have a game plan to try and over-come the disadvantage.
Away from the physical measurements we've got to say, as we did in our preview of the bout, that the wear and tear on Sosa has to be a notable factor. The Mexican has fought more than twice as many rounds as Yaegashi and has participated in 103 rounds in world championship bouts. That number dwarfs the 58 rounds of world title action from Yaegashi.
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