Tomorrow fight fans in Japan will see WBO Asia Pacific Super Featherweight champion Masayuki Ito (20-1-1, 9) [伊藤 雅雪] make his first defense of the title, as he takes on big punching Filipino Lorenzo Villanueva (32-2-1, 28).
Today, ahead of their bout, the two men took part in their weigh in, and both came in bang on the limit for the bout.
At the weigh in Ito talked about how he had spent time in the US picking up value ring time sparring with Southpaws in America. It was also clear that he was he naturally bigger man, being a couple of inches taller than the Filipino.
Although the champion is the bigger man, and is the more well schooled, it's fair to say that the visitor is the bigger puncher and is a serious dangerman due to that power. It is however worth noting that he has fought much of his career at Featherweight, or lower, and could well find that his power doesn't carry up quite as wellagainst a fighter like Ito.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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