Today Ogawa and Yamamoto weighed in for their contest and both made weight, coming in at the limit of 130lbs.
The challenger is regarded as a major under-dog but sounded like a truly hungry and determined fighter at the weigh in, talking about how he has really committed his life to boxing in recent times and has been working incredibly hard to prepare for this bout in the Philippines. He knows this could be his only shot at a Japanese title and it's clear that he hasn't come to just roll over for Ogawa.
As for Ogawa he seems to be aware that his recent performances haven't been as good as people had been expecting, but he knows he's on the verge of a world title bout and really needs to put it together to make Teiken really push for him to get a shot at one of the world champions.
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