Tomorrow fans will be able to see Japanese Minimumweight champion Reiya Konishi (12-0, 5) [小西 伶弥] make his first defense ofthe title, as he takes on multi-time world title challenger Shin Ono (20-8-3, 4) [小野 心], as part the supporting card for the WBA Super Bantamweight title bout between Shun Kubo and Daniel Roman.
At the weight in both men made the 105lb limit, in fact both fighters came in bang on the limit.
For the champion this is the 5th straight time that he has been 105lbs dead on,and although he looked ripped to shreds it's clear he's not struggling at Minimumweight, and will be staying there, unless a big off comes his way to move up to Light Flyweight.
As for the challenger he has has dropped back down to 105lbs after being slightly above the limit last time out, though he has fluidly moved between Minimumweight and Flyweight through his career. This will likely be his last title fight and he'll know that another setback will almost certainly spell retirement for his long, and hard, career.
Konishi seeks first defense, takes on veteran Ono!
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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