Later today we will see a new IBF Super Featherweight champion being crowned, as Japn's heavy handed Kenichi Ogawa (22-1, 17) [尾川 堅一] takes on highly skilled American Tevin Farmer (25-4-1, 5) for the vacant title, which had been stripped from Gervonta Davis earlier this year. The two men took part in their weigh in last night, and, unlike Davis, both men came in under the divisional limit of 130lbs.
On the scales both fighters weight indentically at 129.5lbs.
For the weight was the lightest he's recorded since a 2011 win over Ippo Nishiwaki, back in the 2011 Rookie of the Year final. However despite coming in lighter than usual the weight is only a small bit lighter than his typical weight of 129.75lbs or 130lbs, and is likely just the fighter trying to put his all into getting ready for a world title fight, rather than actually over-training.
For Farmer, who looked much shorter than the Japanese visitor The weight is similar to what he was last December, against Dardan Zenunaj, but is notably lighter than he has been against Ivan Redkach and Arturo Santos Reyes, who he fought back in April.
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