Earlier today saw the officially weigh ins for Dangan 113. Although we,sadly, don't have the complete weigh in number we do have some details from the weigh in.
Firstly the two men in the main event, Japanese Super Featherweight champion Rikki Naito (10-0, 5) and challenger Shingo Eto (14-2-1, 9), both made weight for their title fight. The bout will be Naito's second defense of his title whilst Eto will be having his first title bout as he attempts to follow in the foot steps of older bother Koki Eto, the current OPBF Flyweight champion. Our preview of this contest can be found here.
The chief support bout, a contest between former OPBF Bantamweight champion Hiroki Shiino (11-3, 10) and the once beaten Hideo Sakamoto (14-1-2, 4), also saw both men making weight. Whilst this is clearly a bout at a lower level than the main event it's an interesting contest all the same and we do like watching Shiino in action, a lot.
Big name debutant Takaaki Kamikawa (0-0) looked rearing to go as head weightin beside the heavy handed Shoma Fukumoto (4-1, 4) in what is possibly the shows most interesting match up. Whilst it may seem strange to rate a debut as a more interesting bout than the main event we have heard so many good things about Kamikawa from his days as a debutant that it's hard not to be excited, especially given how dangerous Fukumoto is.
We've also been informed that Ben Watanabe (0-0-1) was significantly shorter than his debuting opponent Daijiro Umemoto (0-0). Although a novice we're fans of Watanabe who has made a great effort to connect with Western fans via Reddit and will actually be offering a free and legal stream of his contest on the show. To watch Watanabe's fight, and possibly some others we would suggest visiting his ustream channel and getting the local time of his contest and then checking back on Monday to watch it live.
(Images courtesy of boxingnews.jp, top is Naito and Eto, bottom is Kamikawa and Fukumoto)
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