Tomorrow at the Korakuen Hall fans in apan will get the chance to see the return to the ring of Hisashi Amagasa (28-5-2, 19), who fights for the first time since his December 2014 loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux in a Super Bantamweight world title bout. The lanky Japanese fighter, who towered over Rigondeaux, will be returning to his more natural Featherweight division for tomorrow's bout as he takes on Thailand's limited Patomsith Pathompothong (12-3, 5).
On the scales Amagasa was the heavier man at 126lbs, dead on the the divisional limit. Patomsith on the other hand was slightly lighter, weighing at 125½lbs.
Although the two men were very similar in terms of their weight their height was drastically different with Amagasa towering over Patomsith.
The Japanese fighter stated that his intention is to win here and then to challenge for a world title later in the year. He has his eyes set on an IBF title fight at Featherweight, which would mean he has his eyes on Welsh fighter Lee Selby who recently won the title from Evgeny Gradovich. Of course however Patomsith will be hoping to play the role of spoiler and ruin Amagasa's dreams of a second world title shot.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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