Today the two fighters took part in their weigh in for the contest, and both fighters came in under the 108lb limit, in fact both camein at an identical 107.6lbs, and both looked great shape for the bout.
The contest will see Tsunami attempt to become a 2-weight champion and the veteran has seemed confident through the build up, oriignally wanting to fight Naoko Fujioka for the title before Fujioka vacated the belt. The veteran lost the WBA title at 115lbs back in the Summer of 2012, and despite challenging for various titles since then she has come up short against a number of top fighters, with those bouts all coming on the road.
For Minowa, a multi-time All-Japan amateur champion this contest will be her first world titl fight, though she has impressed since her debut in the professional ranks and has already won an OPBF title, and spoken confidentally about winning a huge number of world title bouts across a wide number of weights. This is, on paper at least, her first real test and she'll know that she needs to win if she's to fulfil her claim of becoming a 9 weight champion, which still sounds as crazy as when she made the original statement.
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