Today the two men under-went their medical examinations for the bout and both men passed the tests with no issue.
The medical tests din't just check for abnormalities but also took various physical measurements of both men. Unsurprisingly these showed the freakishly tall Masson has a notable height advantage, of 6.2cm, and a lengthy reach advantage, of 6cm. Those will be big advantages for the challenger, who has openly stated his gameplan is to keep the bout being fought at range.
As for Higa he boasted an 8cm advantage in terms of his chest, which he was proud of showing off. The advantage might not be a huge one in terms of boxing, but does suggest that he's building up his muscle mass and becoming an even more powerful and strong fighter, building on his strengths as a boxer.
Higa looks for first defense against Frenchman Masson
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