Over this coming weekend we're set to see a lot of world title fights, and other bouts of note. One of the bouts which has gone over-looked coming into the weekend is the all-Japanese showdown for the WBO Minimumweight.
The bout in question will see Tatsuya Fukuhara (19-4-6, 7) [福原 辰弥] make his first defense of title as he takes on Ryuya Yamanaka (14-2, 4) [山中 竜也] in a really interesting bout, though one that will leave few ripples across the boxing world.
Today the two men weighed in for the bout and both fighters made weight on their first attempt.
The champion came in at 104.75lbs, comfortably under the limit, and looked in good shape at the weigh in whilst a ripped Yamanaka was 105lb exactly, coming in bang on the limit. Interestingly both fighters are expecting to put on about 11lbs for the fight, and will come into the ring around 116lbs or so, following a meal later today and rehydrating.
Fukuhara looks for defense as he battles Yamanaka
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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