That bout will see Japanese Light Flyweight champion Kenichi Horikawa (30-13-1, 7) defending his title, for the first time, against youngster unbeaten Ken Shiro (5-0, 3). The bout, an all-Kyoto affair, is certainly an intriguing one between two men who are on good terms and two men who have sparred in the past.
On December 26th, ahead of their bout, both men took part in their weigh in and both, thankfully, made weight for the bout which will help set the tone for the 108lb division in Japan in 2016, a division that looks red hot across the different levels.
Whilst we don't have the weigh in specifics we have been assured that both made weight and both looked in great condition for the contest.
Ken Shiro looks to become King Shiro as he faces Horikawa for the Japanese crown
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