On the scales both were 122lbs, the divisional maximum, but they looked hugely different.
Hasegawa, a former WBC Bantamweight and WBC Featherweight champion, was dwarfed by Ruiz who looked like a Super Featherweight in comparison to the Japanese legend. The champion looked taller, longer, and almost like a man 3 weight classes big. Amazingly Ruiz had began his career at Bantamweight himself but has filled out to be a huge Super Bantamweight.
All smaller than the champion Hasegawa did seem confident and and we're expecting to see the former Japanese MVP put in a great performance, sadly however he'd need to trap lightning in a bottle to over-come the heavy handed and very destructive Ruiz.
Hasegawa looks for one final big win against big punching Ruiz!
(Image courtesy of boxignnews.jp)