Today the two men took part in their official weigh in and both made weight.
At the weigh in Ioka towered over the Thai, and it looked like they were in different weight classes, with the Thai being dwarfed by the champioon. Despite the visual difference between the two men both seemed confident at the weigh in and both showed that confidence in words to the media.
Ioka, who will be wearing black gloves, stated that he would win by KO whilst Noknoi, who will be wearing blue gloves, stated that Ioka will regret having selecting him as his opponent. It's fair to say however that this is a massive step up in class for the challenger and he will certainly be the under-dog here.
Kazuto Ioka looks to end Noknoi's 61 fight winning run!
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