Tomorrow Japanese fight fans get an interesting show thanks to the Ohashi gym who are looking to show case a number of their hopefuls. Among those hopefuls is the all-action Koki Inoue (8-0, 7) [浩樹井上], who looks to extend his unbeaten record and move closer to a Japanese title fight as he takes on domestic foe Cristiano Aoqui (11-6-2, 7) [青木クリスチャーノ], in what is essentially a Japanese title eliminator.
Today Inoue, the cousin of world champion Naoya Inoue, and Aoqui took part in their weigh in and both fighters came in under the 140lb limit.
Inoue was the heavier man, coming in around 139.75lbs and he looked in fantastic shape, as he has through his career. He knows this is a huge chance for him to prove himself, and it's clear that he'll be looking for a stoppage, but believes in his stamina enough to go the distance if he has to.
Aoqui, a former Japanese title challenger, was well under the limit at 137.5lbs, and looked like a fighter who had come in a little bit too much on the light side. The Japanese-Brazilian has lost his last two bouts, including a Japanese title fight against Hiroki Okada, and it looks like those two set backs have lead to him getting into great shape, and coming in at his lowest weight in almost 4 years.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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