That former Japanese champion is Kentaro Masuda (21-7, 11) who takes Wataru Miyasaka (9-3-1, 2) tomorrow at the Korakuen Hall, and today both of those men took part in their weigh in, with both making weight for their contest.
Their bout is supposed to be a stay busy fight for Masuda, who is scheduled to fight again in early November in a Japanese title eliminator bout against the talented Hideo Sakamoto, however it is still a potential banana skin for the 32 year old former champion.
At his best Masuda was a fringe world contender in his last two fights however he has taken a lot of punishment, with Omori stopping him in 3 rounds and Tatsuya Takahashi putting him through a 10 round slog. If those bouts have taken their toll on him then the unheralded Miyasaka could well play the spoiler tomorrow.
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