Yesterday WBA "regular" Bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (17-0, 15) [井上 尚弥] and IBF champion Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-0, 12) took part in their official weigh in for their WBSS semi-final bout. Today the two men under-went another weigh in, the IBF same day weigh in. The two were set a limit of 128lbs today and both made that with ease.
Inoue weighed in at 126.75lbs this morning whilst Rodriguez was slightly heavier at at 127.4lbs. That's despite both men re-hydrating and eating last night. Interestingly neither man put on the maximum allowed, though we did see Moruti Mthalane do exactly that on Monday when he tipped the scales at 122lbs for his Flyweight bout.
It's worth noting that this is the first time Inoue has done an IBF same day weigh in, and if he wins he will join a very small number of fighters to have picked up titles from all 4 world title bodies, having won a WBC title at Light Flyweight, a WBO title at Super Flyweight and the WBA regular title at Bantamweight, already.
Of course the winner of this bout will face Nonito Donaire in the WBSS final, and Donaire will be in attendance for the bout this evening.
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