On December 30th attention turns back to Japan for the next Fuji TV card, and a continuation of their recent tradition of showing year ending shows. That card will have two world title fights, one of which will see WBC Light Flyweight champion Ken Shiro (11-0, 5) [拳 四朗] battle against Gilberto Pedroza (18-3-2, 8).
Today the two men took part in their physical examinations for the bout and both men passed with no issues.
The Physical saw measurements being taken of the two men and those measurements, along with photos from the physical, showed that Ken Shiro was the naturally bigger man. The numbers show that Ken Shiro boasts a 7cm height advantage and a 1cm reach advantage.
Not only does the champion have size in his favour but also the quality of experience, with 2 world title fights under his belt to Pedroza's 0. On the other hand Pedroza does boast edges in overall experience, with more than twice as many bouts as Ken Shiro and significantly more rounds.
The bout will be part of the Fuji TV telecast on Saturday and will open the show before fans get the chance to see the Japanese return of "The Monster" Naoya Inoue, who defends his title against Yoan Boyeaux.
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