Tomorrow Japanese fight fans get some really good looking bouts at the Korakuen Hall. One of those bouts is a Super Flyweight contest between two men looking to secure one of their best wins to date.
That bout is a contest between Kenya Yamashita (8-1, 5) [山下 賢哉] and Katsunori Nagamine (10-1, 6) [長嶺 克則], both of whom are once beaten fighters who have won the All Japan Rookie of the Year at Flyweight, and were thought to be on their way to very successful careers before suffering their defeats.
On the scales both men made 115lbs, with each making that weight for the third time in their career.
For Nagamine this will be his first bout since he was beaten, last March, by Ken Shiro. That bout resulted in an eye injury for Nagamine which has kept him out of the ring for much of the last 12 months, though he looked in great shape on the scales. Yamashita on the other hand is seeking his second win since his set back, last February, to Jo Tanooka. Incidentally that loss was the last time Yamashita weighed in at 115lbs.
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