Tomorrow fight fans in Tokyo will be able to see a Japanese Super Featherweight bout, as defending champion Kenichi Ogawa (20-1, 16) [尾川 堅一] battles with mandatory challenger Satoru Sugita (12-3-4, 7) [杉田 聖], in what will be Ogawa's 4th defense and Sugita's 2nd challenge.
Today those two men took part in their weigh in and both men made weight for the contest, coming in no heavier than 130lbs.
On the scales Ogawa was he heavier man, coming in just 100g under the limit, weighing around 129¾lbs for the contest. For Ogawa that that is consistent withhis recent weights and it's the third successive time he has come in at an identical weight, and continues his career trend of never being below 128lbs and never above 132lbs.
Sugita on the other hand was 200g's under the limit, coming in at 129½lbs, which is consistent with his weights from the last few years, following a move from Featherweight to Super Featherweight. Having moved up there is some doubt whether he is a fully fledged Featherweight, but he does look comfortable at 130lbs
Related - Ogawa looks to shine in rematch with Sugita
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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