Today, ahead of their bout, the two men took part in their physical, with neither man reporting any abnormal issues.
Interestingly the two men were pretty similar in terms of some measurements, but not others. Both were 164.5cm tall, which Ken Shiro admitted was taller than he expected, and Ken Shiro boasted a small reach advantage, of 0.3cm. Lopez however had a much biggesr upper body than the challenger, with a 4cm "advantage" around both his neck and his chest, which he put down to hard work since becoming champion and developing his body following his title win last year against Yu Kimura.
Interestingly Ken Shiro's baby face appeared a stark contrast to the weathered look of Lopez, with Ken Shiro's father even joking that Lopez looking his age. There is a clear age difference between the two fighters, but their looks made the difference seem even more stark than it actually is.
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