Today the two men weighed in for their contest, and both men made weight, coming in under the limit qith quite a bit of room to spare.
The challenger was the lighter man, weighing in at 107.2lbs. Despite coming in so light he looked in great shape, as he has through his entire career. Interestingly this is the lightest weight of his career so far, and is under the weight he came in at against both Lopez and Guevara, and more than 4lbs lighter than he was against Katsunori Nagamine back in March 2015. His weight could well be down to the fact he's wanting to make an impact on a live TV audience, something he's not had yet, but is getting the chance to perform in front of this time thanks to Fuji TV wo have him as the co-headline for this show.
Pedroze was slightly heavier, coming in at around 107.75lbs and looked in good shape himself. He seemed confident, as he has done since arriving in Japan, and despite sharing some smiles with Ken Shiro seems like a man determined to takethe title home witgh him when the two men meet on Saturday. Interestingly for Pedroza the weight isn't close to heaviest, which was 117lbs back in May 2013, nor his lightest, which came 105lbs several times earlier in his career. It's clear he has filled out his frame and moved from the Minimumweight division to become a fully fledged Light Flyweight with a move up possible again in the near future.
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