Our Japanese sources have reported some bad news regarding Japanese based American fighter Charlie Ota (24-1-1, 16) and his trip to Canada for his bout with unbeaten American Jermell Charlo (23-0, 11).
The story we've heard is that Ota's plane, which was supposed to get him to Quebec for a final press conference yesterday was unfortunately delayed due to bad weather in New York. Instead of getting the scheduled flight we believe he was getting one first thing on Friday to make it to Quebec for the weigh in.
Overall this shouldn't be a massive problem for Ota but could have some knock on effects given how close we are to fight night which is just a day. Hopefully Ota will be able to put this behind him and fight hard with the lure of an IBF #2 ranking place being the prize for the winner of the bout.
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