On the scales the taller champion was 107½lbs, well under the limit. The champion looked confident and in great condition and boast a significant height and reach advantage of the challenger. Interestingly the weight was the same he was when he claimed the WBC Youth title in October 2015 and defended the Japanese title in April.
Abutan struggled on the scales, missing weight at the first attempt, but making the limit an hour later and looking in great shape. He has seemingly scouted Ken Shiro, being aware of the champion's speed, and it seems clear that he knows he's up against a really tough opponent for his first bout on Japanese soil, though he has twice fought away in Thailand.
Ken Shiro looks for maiden defense as he takes on Filipino Lester Abutan
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