On the scales the champion was the lighter fighter, coming in at 114.6lbs for the bout. That's lighter than he has been in his last 3 fights, including a win over Go Onaga last year, but heavier than he was in his 2014 loss to Takuma Inoue.
Kawaguchi on the other hand was bang on the limit, weighing 115lbs for the bout. That's the same as he's been in his previous 4 contests, including 2 losses to former world champion Sonny Boy Jaro and his recent win over Rakniran Muadransarakam.
The bout, which will be the main event of Dangan 178, will be featured as a tape delay addittion to Boxingraise along with the rest of the card.
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