Earlier today saw Hisashi Amagasa (28-4-2, 19) and Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9) get into the ring together for the first time as two men shared a short conference together, and Rigondeaux took part in a public training session for his Japanese fans.
Rigondeaux looked incredibly sharp on the mitts when he was hitting them but, at least in our eyes, the incredible thing was noticing just how much bigger Amagasa actually was than the Cuban. The height difference was something we were all aware of before hand, and Amagasa is about a head taller than Rigondeaux. What we weren't really expecting was the difference in size in terms of width with Amagasa looking significantly wider as well as taller and rangier.
Despite looking 2, if not 3, divisions apart Rigondeaux did seem confident and looked self assured, as he always does. Amagasa, wearing an incredibly thick coat, did however look slightly gaunt compared to usual and it's clear that the 122lb weight limit for the bout is a bigger problem for him than the Cuban.