On Sunday in Osaka fight fans get a real treat as local icon Kazuto Ioka (17-1, 10) defends his WBA Flyweight title against Argentinian challenger Roberto Domingo Sosa (26-2-1, 14).
Earlier today both fighters took part in their medicals and both passed with fly colours.
Whilst their was nothing unusual with the medical there was interesting details revealed about the two men.
Firstly Ioka, despite originally being a Minimumweight fighter, is the taller man, being almost 6cm , more than 2", taller than Sosa, who is a man best known for his exploits at Super Flyweight. Despite the significant height advantage Ioka is actually at a notable reach disadvantage of around 5cm, 2".
The neck measurement for the two men was about the same though Ioka's chest was slightly bigger, around 0.5".
Whilst the size of the two men will effect their tactics come fight night we suspect the experience will be one of the keys to victory. Although Sosa is technically more experienced, in terms of rounds and fights, he has never previously fought in a world whilst Ioka has been in them regularly since very early in his career. That could well be the difference when the men step in the ring this weekend.