Both men described not only the other in glowing ways but also the bout with both promising that the action would be great and both suggesting it was the fight they wanted. It was a case of the fans calling for the bout but the fighters wanting the bout, something that both need to be need to be applauded for.
Although both were respectful and friendly to each other both know how important this fight is and know that a win will further enhance their standing in the world of boxing, possibly getting them the international attention their skills, talent and style deserves.
For those who haven't read our views on the bout we have an in-depth preview here.
Most of the talk here wasn't about the each other as fighters however and instead a lot was made of the fact that Inoue was feeling confident of the win and that he was making weight easier than he had for his last bout. Saying that however his face did look a bit gaunt and it would seem very likely that he'll need to abandon the Light Flyweight division sooner rather than later.
As for Samartlek the comments seem to be hinting that he knew he had a hard fight though he was hoping to bring the title back to Thailand.
Our views on this fight can be found in our preview of the contest here.
Murata stated that he was honoured to be on the same show as Yaegashi Vs Gonzalez whilst Luna Flores stated that he was motivated by the fact that Murata was an icon of Japanese boxing. It seems again that respect was the order of the day despite the fact both men will feel they need a win to move on with their respective careers.
The 6 men, who stood together for the picture opposite, will have their weigh-in's done tomorrow for their fights on Friday. We hope to bring you their weights when we get them
(All images courtesy of boxingnews.jp)