Tomorrow fans in South Africa will get the chance to see a brilliant double header featuring two Japan Vs South Africa bouts. Today, Thursday, saw the weigh ins take place for those bouts.
Of the two bouts the most notable is the main event which sees once beaten Japanese prospect Tsuyoshi Tameda (13-1-2, 11) [溜田 剛士] face off against former WBA Featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (28-3, 17). A the weigh in Vetyeka made weight easily, coming in at 125.8lbs for the 126lbs bout. Surprisingly however Tameda failed to make weight on his first attempt, coming in 0.2lbs over the limit, before re-weighing in without his pants, and making the contracted limit, but only just.
The other bout of note will see former Japanese Super Flyweight champion Yohei Tobe (9-2-1, 5) [戸部洋平] battle Luzuko Siyo (15-3, 12) for the WBA Inter-Continental Super Flyweight title. On the scales Tobe was the bigger man, weighing in just under 114.8lbs, whilst Siyo was 113.7lbs, way under the limit. Given his weight advantage Tobe should be favoured, but with the bout being away from home he will be aware that he needs to win decisively to take home the title belt.
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