Earlier today in Macau fans had the chance to see the always happy looking Rex Tso (15-0, 9) weigh in for his bout with Michael Enriquez (10-2-1, 6). The bout, on paper a tertiary title bout for the WBA International Super Flyweight title, is expected to be Tso's last step before getting a world title opportunity later in the year.
The unbeaten Hong Kong star, nicknamed "The Wonder Kid", 114.4lbs for the bout, show his battle with the scales is well and truly over after some serious issues last year. Tso, who now uses a nutrionist to help him make weight, looked great and was more than 3lbs lighter than in his bout with John Bajawa last year.
Enriquez, the potential party pooper tomorrow, was 114.2lbs significantly lighter than he was last time out, when he weighted 116lbs for a bout with the limited Michael Estrada, but way above his weight for high previous bout, when he was 110lbs for a contest with Rez Padrogane.
Whilst Enriquez has come into this bout as the major under-dog the pressure is all on Tso after signing a new promotional deal with Top Rank. That deal is set to guide him to a WBA Super Flyweight title bout, though those plans may have hit a snag earlier today when the WBA announced that Kohei Kono would have to face mandatory challenger Koki Kameda.
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(Image courtesy of Chris Farinas and Top Rank)
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