Today the fighters weighed in for the bout and both successfully made the Flyweight limit, with both weighing dead on the 112lb allowed.
For Otake the bout looks likely to be his last, win or lose. He may not have an exceptional record but he has been a great servant to Japanese boxing and will know that he's getting this fight due to his lengthy career and not on merit as such. He will also know that there's no point holding back and will almost certainly lay it all on the line here.
Kogawa on the other hand has a lot to lose with potential world title bouts or an OPBF title bout around the corner. He's rightfully regarded as the favourite, and could be a star of the BoxingRaise service. The action champion has prepared for this knowing he cannot afford a loss and should be willing to meet Otake in a potential war, as Kogawa's fights often are.
Kogawa looks to defend Japanese title whilst in search for another world title shot!
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