Tomorrow Japan fans at the Korakuen Hall, and those with G+, will get the chance to tune into a brilliant Japanese Super Bantamweight title clash between defending champion Yasutaka Ishimoto (28-8, 7) [石本 康隆] and entertaining challenger Gakuya Furuhashi (18-7-1, 8) [古橋岳也]. These two met last year in a bit of a hidden gem, or a closet classic, with Ishimoto winning and later going on to claim the title, which he will be defending for the second time here.
Today the two men took part in their weigh in for the bout and both came in on the 122lb limit for the bout, just as they did for their first bout.
For Ishimoto it's his 6th successive weigh in at 122lbs dead on and further confirms that he is a natural Super Bantamweight, despite starting his career as a Super Flyweight. For Furuhashi the bout sees him back down at Super Bantamweight after two bouts above the limit, the most recent of which was actually at a contracted 126lbs. Like the champion the challenger has grown into the weight, after beginning his career at Bantamweight, but actually looks like the naturally smaller fighter.
For fans interested in tuning into this potential thriller, it will be aired live on G+ in Japan.
Ishimoto and Furuhashi go again, this time with the belt on the line
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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