On Saturday night in Mexico fans will get the chance to see the little known Kazuki Hashimoto (11-4, 7) go for the biggest win of his career as he takes on former 3-weight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-9, 48). The bout, widely considered a mismatch, sees Gonzalez beginning his pursuit of a Super Featherweight title and a potential show down with Takashi Miura.
On Friday the two men too part in their weigh in and both, thankfully, made the limit for the bout.
On the scales Hashimoto was 58.8KG's, around 129½lbs. That was the heaviest of his career, around 1½lbs heavier than he was in his last 3 bouts, which all ended with Hashimoto scoring quick victories.
Gonzalez on the other hand was bang on the limit, at 130lbs, or just shy of 59KG's. This was also his highest weight so far and sees him hitting the scales 3lbs heavier than his previous highest, which came against Jose Francisco Mendoza back in 2009. Notably it's 4lbs heavier than he was last time out, when he was stopped in 4 rounds by Gary Russell Jr in a very one sided bout that saw Gonzalez lose the WBC Featherweight title.
(Image courtesy of Alma Montiel)
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