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Earlier today in Japan saw the medicals ahead of this coming Tuesday's world title bouts. That included the WBC Lightweight title bout between Japanese based Venezuelan Jorge Linares and Mexico's Javier Prieto.
The medical, which saw both men having various measurements taken, saw some interesting details emerge about the fighters stature. The most interesting of those stats was that both men were almost identical in terms of body composition. Both are the same height and have the same reach and in fact the only major difference between the two physically was the chest of Linares which was 6Cm bigger than that of his rival.
Of course whilst the medical tells us about the size of the men it doesn't tell us about their experiences or their qualities in the ring. It's fair to say Linares has the advantages there but it is interesting to note this is his first world title bout in more than 4 years and he's not won a world title bout since 2009, an amazing stat given that he's only 29 now!
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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