Tomorrow Japanese fight fans in Tokyo will get the chance to see Japanese Light Middleweight champion Takeshi Inoue (11-0-1, 6) [井上 岳志] to challenge his OPBF counter-part Ratchasi Sithsaithong (9-3, 7), with the winner set to unify their title with the WBO Asia Pacific title, which is also on the line.
Today the two men took part in their weigh in, and both men managed to make weight.
On the scales Inoue was the heavier man, making the limit at 154lbs and looked in great shape for the contest. The Japanese fighter seems to have scouted Ratchasi, who is a bull like fighter, and knows that he will struggle to force his physical style against the Thai and stated at today's weight in that he has been working on other parts of his boxing, including countering and combinations.
The Thai might be a physically strong fighter but at the weigh in he was "only" was 152.55lbs, about 1.5lbs under the limit, slightly heavier than he has been in recent wins over Cobra Suwa, Yutaka Oishi and Jumbo Oda Nobunaga Shoten Petagine.
Inoue and Ratchasi battle to unify regional titles!
(Image courtesy of https://www.sponichi.co.jp)
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