Tomorrow fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will see Keita Obara (17-2-1, 15) [小原 佳太] make his first defense of the WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight title, as he takes on fellow Japanese fighter Shusaku Fujinaka (15-7-2, 10) [藤中 周作] in a potentially fun to watch contest.
Today the two men took part in the weigh in for the contest and both fighters managed to make weight for the contest.
The defending champion came in at ar 146.6lbs for the bout and looked in great shape, as he always does. He was ripped and looked much, much better than he did when he was fighting at 140lbs, and often drained and over-trained. He looked like a man who was still gorwing into the Welterweight division, but certainly belongs there.
The challenger originally came in at 148.1lbs, but managed to lose the excess weight on a second visit to the scales, coming in at exactly 147lbs. On the scales he looked incredible, ripped to shreds with it being little wonder that he was originally over the 147lb limit. He looked strong and seemed to suggest that he's strong enough to stop Obara, who also predicted a KO for the bout.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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