Tomorrow Japanese fans will see Ryota Murata (12-0, 9) [村田 諒太] attempt to claim another small piece of history as he takes on Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam (35-2, 21) for the WBA Middleweight title, if he wins Murata would be the first Japanese fighter to claim an Olympic gold medal and a professional world title.
Today, ahead of their bout, the two men weighed in and both made weightm those did look notably different at the weigh in.
On the scales both men were 200g's under the limit. Despite that Murata looked the bigger man, following on from the medical the fighters under-went on Thursday. He looked taller in better shape and like the more natural Middleweight. The Frenchamn looked in great shape, but did look the notable smaller man and it's hard to see how the fighters will enter the ring at the same size tomorrow.
The Japanese fighter seemed excited about, potentially, becoming Japan's second Middleweight world champion, following Shinji Takehara, and he also seemed excited about fighting a top tier foe, something that also seemed to light the fire of N'dam at the weight in.
Murata looks to make history as he faces N'Dam!
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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