Tomorrow fans in Tokyo get the chance to see former world title challenger Yuzo Kiyota (28-4-1, 26) defend his OPBF title against Indonesian challenger Michael Speed Sigarlaki (16-15-2, 14). Today, ahead of that bout, the two men weighed in for the contest.
At the moment we've not received the official weights for the two men, though we have been assured that both of the heavy handed fighters have made weight and that the bout will go ahead as a title fight.
For Sigarlaki, a a 26 year old puncher, this is the biggest opportunity of his career. He is however up against a more proven fighter, he is also away from home and is giving up around 5" in height, as well as significant natural size. He does, however, come in to the bout as a man with no pressure on his shoulders, he has nothing to lose and everything to gain.
For Kiyota the bout is regarded as yet another joke defense, following two other defenses of questionable nature. He has everything to lose, including his title and a world ranking, a loss however would be a huge shock.
Kiyota defends against Sigarlaki in a foregone conclusion?
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