Today those two men took part in their wiegh in for the bout and both men made weight for the contest.
On the scales both men came in at just under 108lbs, the limit, for the contest.
At the weigh in both men looked in good shape and both showed their veteran experience with neither man showing signs of really drining themselves at the weight. Horikawa looked ever so slightly the more gaunt of the two fighters but neither had taken too much out of their body.
The bout seems to be one that both men are viewing as a must win with both fighters looking at the title as a potential way into the world rankings. Despite that aim neither man looked like they were under too much pressure and both looked calm and relaxed ahead of the bout.
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