Today Tanaka and Palangpol took part in their preliminary physical examinations and both men passed with no abnormalities.
Despite the fighters both being fit the physical did tell us some interesting information. Firstly the champion is the taller man by 2.3cm, almost 1", suggesting that he's likely the naturally bigger man, despite fighting many of his early bouts at Minimumweight. Despite being the shorter fighter Palangpol is actually the longer man, boasting a 1cm reach advantage.
Aside from the physical side of things it's worth noting the Thai has the clear edge in experience, in terms of rounds and fights, but this will be Tanaka's 5th world title bout, an impressive feat for a fighter in just his 10th professional contest.
Tanaka defends against Palangpol!
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)