On Sunday we'll see IBF Minimumweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (8-0, 6) [京口 紘人] make his first defense of the title, as he takes on mandatory challenger Carlos Buitrago (30-2-1-1, 17) of Nicaragua, who is fighting in his 4th world title bout.
Today the two men under-went their physical examinations and both men passed with no issues.
The physical saw interesting saw both men have the same body temperature, 36.6 ℃, and very pulse rates with Kyoguchi having a 66BPM rate and Buitrago having a 65BPM rate.
In other measurements it turns out that Kyoguchi has a slight edge in height, 0.7cm, but Buitrago has a significantly longer reach, 2.5cm. In other other places, notably neck and chest, Kyoguchi had the edge having a 2cm thick neck and a 5.5cm thicker chest. Although those states are quite meaningless they do suggest that Kyoguchi is the naturally bigger fighter and will likely be the heavier man in the ring tomorrow.
Although Buitrago is the smaller man he is, by far, the more experience man. He has more than 4 times as many fights, 4 times more bouts at world level and more than 5 times as many rounds. He will be looking to make the most of that experience against the aggressive Kyoguchi.
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