This coming weekend we'll see WBC Light Flyweight champion Ken Shiro (10-0, 5) [拳 四朗] defend his title against former champion Pedro Guevara (30-2-1, 17), in one of three world title bouts taking place in Japan on Sunday.
Today the two men took part in their medical examination for the bout, and both fighters mamaged to pass with no issues.
The examination gave some interesting insight into the two fighters. Firstly Ken Shiro was notably taller than the Mexican, boasting a 1.8cm height advantage over the visitor. Despite that advantage it was actually Guevara with a notable reach advantage, having a 6.5cm edge in that department. Notably Guevara also had a much thicker chest measurement than the champion.
At the medical both men seemed calm and relaxed, and the champion stated that he flet calmer as the defending champion than he did as the challenger, which he was back in May. Guevara on the other hand stated that he had clearly been working hard given the measurement's of his body and that he was going to reclaim the title, saying that of course he was going to win, showing no self doubt and total belief of becoming a champion for the second time.
Ken Shiro takes on mandatory Guevara!
(Image courtesy of boxingmob.jp)
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