Today the two fighters took part in their weigh in, and both managed to make weight for the contest.
On the scales both fighters managed to come in on the divisional limit at their first attempt.
For Shimizu the weight is slightly heavier than he's been his last two bouts, where he has come in at 125¾, though is lighter than he was on debut, when he came in at 128lbs. As for Noh it's the third time in 4 bouts that he has come in bang on 126lbs, and continues his consistency of coming in between 124½lbs and 127½lbs.
It's expected that if Shimizu wins the bout, as many suspect will happen, the plan is to move him towards a world title fight in 2018, though it's unclear who he would be challenging. As for Noh the bout is his first defense, and although a huge under-dog he will be looking to build on his career defining win over Ryo Takenaka, from earlier this year.
Shimizu challenges Noh for Oriental crown!
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