The weigh in for this weekend's WBC Flyweight title bout was held earlier today in Japan and saw both men making weight for what is likely to be a genuinely exciting contest.
The defending champion Roman Gonzalez (40-0, 34), who will be making the first defense of the title he won in September, made the Flyweight limit of 112lbs dead on. This was the third time in 4 bouts that Gonzalez weighed in at 112lbs and so far he has looked awesome at the weight destroying both Akira Yaegashi and Juan Kantun. Although Gonzalez wasn't ripped physically at the weigh in he did look in great condition and like he made weight comfortably with out needing to take much out of himself.
Filipino challenger Rocky Fuentes (35-7-2, 20) made the weight with room to spare weighing in at 111lbs, a full 1lb under the limit. For Fuentes this was his lowest weight in more than 6 years, with the last time he weighed this weight coming back in October 2008 when he beat Lowie Bantigue. It is exactly 1lb lighter than he was in his previous bout, a decision loss to Amnat Ruenroeng in an IBF title fight and interestingly he did look like he was a little bit drained at the weigh in. That's not to say Fuentes looked back but it did look a little bit like he had over-drained coming into this bout, the biggest of his career.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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