Tomorrow Japanese fight fans in Tokyo will be able to see Japanese Heavyweight champion Kyotaro Fujimoto (14-1, 7) [藤本 京太郎] battle against Adam Lovelock (11-5, 2) at the Shinjuku FACE, in the headline bout of a charity show.
Today those two men weighed in with Kyotaro being the much heavier man on the scales, coming in at 105KG's, or around 231.5lbs. On the other hand Lovelock was 99.7KG's, or 219.8lbs.
For Fujimoto the weight is similar to what he has been for much of his career. It's heavier than he was in his rematch with Nobuhiro Ishida, and for his 2011 debut against Michael O'Donnell, but similar to what he has been for much of his career. As for Lovelock the weight is a career high and is 20lbs heavier than he as in his most recent bout, against Kyle Brumy back in March, and almost 50lbs heavier than his lightest recorded weight, from back in 2005!
Fujimoto is hoping that the bout lets him show his improvement as he looks to get a bigger bout later in the year, with some speculation being that he will feature in a notable bout in December. For Lovelock it's a chance to score a major win, but the reality is that he's been brought over to Japan to lose.
For fans interested in watching this one, it will be aired on BoxingRaise on Wednesday.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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