Earlier today saw the official weigh in for "Fist of Power II", the show which will take place in Shanghai tomorrow. The card features a number of bouts though it's fair to say that one of them really stands out, despite the fact their are two title contests on the show.
The bout in question will see China's popular slugger Ik Yang (17-0-0-1, 12) fighting against Thai veteran Fahsai Sakkreerin (41-5-1, 22) in a contest for the IBF Pan Pacific Light Welterweight title. This will be Yang's first Light Welterweight title bout though comes at a weight that he has fought through out his career and a weight he made bang on at the weigh-in coming in at 140lbs exactly. Sakkreerin on the other hand came in under the limit at 137lbs, which we believe is a career high.
For Yang this will be his second successive bout in Shanghai having previously stopped Sukkasem Kietyongyuth in 8 rounds. As for Sakkreerin this will be his first bout in China, unfortunately for him however he has lost his last 3 fights on the road including an opening round defeat to Nakamura.
In the other title fight fans will see Ma Yi Ming (11-5, 7) battle against Indonesian veteran Tommy Seran (24-3, 15) for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Light Flyweight title. Ming is riding a brilliant 8 fight winning stream coming into this bout and will be expecting to extend that run here whilst Seran has lost 2 of his last 3.
Ming came in at 107lb for the fight notably heavier than the Indonesian fighter who was 105lbs on the scales.
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