Today the two men took part in their weigh in, and both made the contracted weight for the contest, which was set at 60.5KG's.
On the scales Ito was 133.1lbs, comfortably under the limit. Despite being under the limit by around 2.2lbs this was the second highest weight of his career, around 1.5lbs lighter than he was when he beat Jeffrey Arienza for the WBC Youth Lightweight title back in September 2013. Although coming in over the Super Featherweight limit it is clear his future lies at 130lbs, and he spoke about how the retirements of Takashi Miura and Takashi Uchiyama have left him and Kenichi Ogawa as the new generation of Japanese Super Featherweights.
Enterina on the other hand weighed in at just under 133lbs, and looked calm and relaxed for his most significant bout to date. It's his first bout in Japan and whilst he is clearly the under-dog he seemed to believe that he was in Japan to win, and to move towards a world title bout of his own. It would take a very special showing for Enterina to earn that shot, but in boxing we know upsets can happen, and that we really can't totally write off the visitor.
For fans interested i n watching this bout, it will be aired live tomorrow on G+
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)