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Earlier today in Liverpool, England, the media and fans got the chance to see the official weigh in for this weekend's WBA Super Bantamweight world title fighter between unbeaten Brit Scott Quigg (29-0-2, 22) and Japanese challenger Hidenori Otake (22-1-3, 9). Thankfully both fighters made weight on their first attempt with both men weighing dead on 121lbs, a full 1lb inside the divisional limit.
For the Japanese fighter, a former national champion, this was his lightest weight since 2007. Incidentally the last time he weighed in at 121lbs dead on he lost to Manabu Koguchi in the 2007 Rookie of the Year competition. Saying that however his weight doesn't seem to fluctuate too much at weigh ins and and for the last 2 years he has been between 121.5lbs and 122lbs.
As for Quigg his weight was this is his lightest weight since he defeated Franklin Varela in July 2011. Like Otake he has averaged out at about 121.5lbs in recent bouts.
Interestingly Otake looked the bigger man on the scales. Originally this wasn't expected but the Japanese fighter looked an inch or two bigger than Quigg and it may give Otake an unexpected advantage over the British fighter.
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